About

A NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION

The Cape Henlopen Food Basket is a non-profit corporation, 501(C) 3, whose sole purpose is to provide food in the Cape Henlopen area to those individuals and families in need.  The CHFB has been in operation since October, 2002. CHFB does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. 

 AN ALL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION

CHFB is an all volunteer organization consisting of 85 members.  We have no paid employees.  Volunteers order and pick up the food, stock the shelves, meet and serve clients, train new volunteers and all other tasks required.  We have a 14 member board that makes organizational decisions.

To volunteer, call the Food Basket at 302-227-3528.

 HOUSEHOLDS IN NEED 

In 2016, the Food Basket served 2,091 households, representing 5,944 people. During the year 2015, the Food Basket served 2,397 households and 6,691 individuals.  It is obvious there is great need in this region and that we are meeting our mission “to provide emergency food service to the needy people within the boundaries of the Cape Henlopen School District.”

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