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Food Assistance

The following agencies offer food assistance and support to individuals with disabilities who are financially needy. They provide support through food pantries and/or financial assistance.

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First State Community Action

(302) 856-7761

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First State Community Action works with individuals and communities to overcome the challenges of unemployment, homelessness, substandard living conditions, and hunger.

  • The agency works with individuals and communities to overcome the challenges of unemployment, homelessness, substandard living condition, and hunger.
  • We have helped 190 families become homeowners.
  • They showed 157 families how to qualify for the earned income tax credit.

Food Bank of Delaware

(302) 292-1305

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Food Bank of Delaware works with over 346 hunger-relief programs throughout the state and parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland. Their network includes food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs, senior centers, and other feeding programs.

  • The Food Bank of Delaware provides low and no-cost food to qualified feeding programs throughout the greater Delaware region.
  • Statewide feeding programs to assist low-income families, individuals and children.
  • They are the only facility with the equipment, warehouse and staff to collect donations from all sectors of the food industry and safety and efficiently to those who need it most

Lutheran Community Services

(302) 378-2245

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Lutheran Community Services host three stationary food pantries in Wilmington. Clients can obtain three days worth of emergency food provisions with a referral from social services agency or a participating church.

  • Lutheran Community Services has 10 locations for food distribution
  • Client pre-registration is needed for many of the programs.
  • Clients are provided with three day’s worth of emergency food provisions

Meals on Wheels

(302) 737-4758

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Healthy and delicious meals delivered to eligible seniors throughout New Castle County.

  • Meals on wheel can be used on a temporary or a long-term basis.
  • No one is refused a meal due to their income level or ability to support the program.
  • The meals provided are approved by registered dietitians, and improved nutrition and help to keep the individual home.
  • The meals can be prepared for people with special dietary needs.

M.O.T. Senior Center

(302) 378-4758

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M.O.T. Senior Center provides meals on wheels for the local seniors throughout the Middletown area, as wells providing meals for local seniors at the Senior Center.

State Service Center

(302) 378-5770

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The State Service Centers are a member of the Food Bank of Delaware they distribute food to households through the food closets and mobile pantry programs in Delaware. All State Service Centers distribute emergency food to households in need. State Service Centers provide:

  • Assistance with donating food through food stamps for people who qualify.
  • Assistance with getting people Medicaid through the State of Delaware.
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