Cape Henlopen Food Basket

The Cape Henlopen Food Basket (CHFB) is an emergency food service that provides assistance to anyone needing help within the boundaries of the Cape Henlopen School District in Sussex County, Delaware.  Clients outside the district are referred to an agency serving the client’s home address. If a client has need for food more than 3 times in a 3 month period, the Food Basket refers them to Delaware State Social Services for further evaluation and if merited, a referral back to the CHFB for more food.  The CHFB makes no evaluation of the client(s) needs; everyone is given some food.             


We provide needy families a 10 day supply of canned and frozen food, as well as a supermarket voucher which allows them to receive fresh milk, eggs, and margarine.  Our food is supplied by the USDA, by grants to non-profits, by local supermarkets, and by a generous Cape community of organizations and individuals.  Clients not in our service district receive one emergency food bag and are given directions to an agency serving their area. 


Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  (10 a.m to noon on Fridays from Memorial Day thru Labor Day)

Closed on federal holidays. 

Weather Notice:  For snow or other weather events, The Cape Henlopen Food Basket is closed when the Cape Henlopen School District is closed.


Location:  37510 Oyster House Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971  

Mailing Address:    P.O. Box 168  Rehoboth Beach,  DE  19971                

Phone: 302-227-3528




Donations of food or money to help us serve needy families in the Cape Henlopen area can be:

* dropped off  Cape Henlopen Food Basket, 37510 Oyster House Road,  Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  Please call to make sure someone is there to receive your donation.

* mailed to Cape Henlopen Food Basket, P O Box 168, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.


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