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. 


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.


In 2017, the Food Basket served 2,090 households, representing 5,882 people. During the year 2016, the Food Basket served 2,091 households and 5,944 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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