Providing emergency food to individuals and families
Thank you, USPS and Partners!
Thankfully, rain did not keep US Postal worker Tyler Meding from collecting food donations for the USPS Stamp Out Hunger Day. On a rainy Saturday, May 13, 2023, Meding stops to pick up bags filled with groceries in The Landing development in Rehoboth. Below, Cape Henlopen Food Basket volunteers Paula Conti (left) and Debby and Steve Aune (right) unload and stock bags of groceries contributed to the CHFB through this great program. We are so grateful for this support from USPS and sponsoring partners!
Thank You, Italian-American Heritage Club of Sussex County DE !
The Italian-American Heritage Club of Sussex County DE presented the Cape Henlopen Food Basket with a check for $500 at their April 24, 2023 meeting at Nicola’s in Lewes. In addition, the membership in attendance made many in-kind donations of food and toiletry items. Pictured (L to R): Neil Garefino, Club Director at Large; Maria Diaferia, Club Director at Large; Mark Sievers, VP, Cape Henlopen Food Basket; Pat Stamidis, Club VP and Secretary; Paula Conti, Club Member and Board Member, Cape Henlopen Food Basket; and Tina Donofrio, Club Treasurer. Thank you, Italian-American Heritage Club!
Thank you, Town of South Bethany!
Many thanks to the residents of South Bethany for their generous donations to the CHFB. On December 5, 2022, community volunteers brought many boxes of groceries and supplies to distribute to our clients. Shown here on delivery day are Lisi Biciocchi of South Bethany, CHFB volunteers Karen Dettwyler and Ginger Golba, and South Bethany volunteer Edie Dondero.
Thank you, Lewes Lions Club!
Lewes Lions Club Director Randy Friend (left) and CHFB Board President Jon DeVoll had a busy morning on November 5, 2022 as they unloaded a van load of donations collected during the Lewes Lions Club annual food drive. Many thanks, Lewes Lions Club!
Thank you, Groome Church!
Reverend Richard Evans (right), Associate Pastor of Groome Church in Lewes, brought a carload of groceries to the CHFB on November 4, 2022. As we begin the busy holiday season, these groceries will be much appreciated. Thank you!
Thank you, State Farm!
As part of the 100th anniversary celebration of State Farm Insurance, local agent Jeanine O’Donnell held a food drive to benefit the local community. A packed van arrived at the CHFB on July 1, 2022. On hand to unload the bounty are State Farm agent Jeanine O’Donnell (left), visitor Reagan Carlson (center), and CHFB volunteer Deb Ronemus. Great job, State Farm!
Thank you, Rollins School of Nursing
Many thanks to the Student Council Organization of The Margaret H.Rollins School of Nursing for their generous donation! Their food drive brought a carload of food to the CHFB. Here on delivery day are CHFB volunteer Fritz Schranck, Rollins Student Council Organization President Alexandra Miller, and CHFB volunteer Toby Johnson. Great job!
Thank you, Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware!
The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware presented a donation of $2,000 to The Cape Henlopen Food Basket (CHFB) on October 26, 2021. On hand for the presentation are (left to right) Club Vice-President Hank Selke; CHFB Treasurer Ruth Pryor; Club President Warren DeSantis; CHFB Board President Jon DeVoll; and Club car show coordinator Bill Anderson. The Corvette Club is celebrating its 21st year of outreach to Sussex County organizations. Each year, the Club picks a local charity to support through its annual car show in August and other Club events. Additionally, they provide an annual scholarship to the Automotive Department at Delaware Technical Community College. Thank you, Beachcombers Corvette Club!
Thank you, RE/MAX Realty Group Rehoboth!
Many thanks to the RE/MAX Realty Group, Rehoboth for their generous donation to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket on October 7, 2021. The RE/MAX Group participated in the “Good Realtor, Good Neighbor” community service project sponsored by the National Association of Realtors from September 28-October 3. As part of this initiative, RE/MAX sales and rental staffs put together bundles of household products to supplement the food items provided to our clients. Pictured here with their donation are RE/MAX personnel Sharon Palmer-Stauffer, Lauren Price, Greg Cole, Sally Koon, and Dolores Desmond. Many thanks, RE/MAX!
Thank you, Village Improvement Association!
Volunteers with the Village Improvement Association (VIA) delivered over five hundred pounds of food to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Pictured here are VIA members Marti Badilla and Judy Boesch. According to Karen Dettwyler, Chair of the Civic Engagement Committee of the VIA, this food drive generates a lot of participation among members and is an important component of the VIA’s mission for charitable and civic work in the Rehoboth community. Many thanks, Village Improvement Association!
Thank you, Girl Power Yoga!Many thanks to the young members of Girl Power Yoga who collected enough food to feed many needy families in the Cape area. Laura Michnya, owner of Blue Tail Yoga, coordinates the Girl Power Yoga group of 6-13 year olds at the Right Balance Pilates Studio in Lewes.At this holiday season, she encouraged her young students to experience “joyful giving”. On December 10,Susan Schranck from the Cape Henlopen Food Basket (CHFB) visited the yoga class to thank them for their generosity and to explain how the CHFB would use their food donation to help the community.Good job, Girl Power Yoga!Thank you!
Thank You, Saddle Ridge!
The generous residents of the Saddle Ridge community in Lewes donated enough groceries to fill the van of organizer Cherie Mills. Mills sent out an email to the community to generate interest in the donation project, and for weeks residents dropped off donations at the community clubhouse or even at her door. On November 17, 2020, Mills delivered twenty-four large boxes of groceries for our clients. Shown here with the donation are Mark Sievers and Susan Schranck of the Cape Henlopen Food Basket and Cherie Mills of Saddle Ridge. Thank you, Saddle Ridge!
Thank you, Cape Community!
The Cape Henlopen Food Basket thanks our very generous Cape Community for over-the-top support for our mission during this current health crisis. The donations over the past two months have been amazing, and many individuals and families have benefitted. Top picture: CHFB board members Clare MacDonald and Becky Weaver display full bags of groceries ready to be distributed to community members in need. Bottom left: Rehoboth resident Camilla Conlon (left) visited the CHFB on May 14 to donate masks that she sewed for our volunteers and clients. CHFB Board member Clare MacDonald (right) is on hand to accept the donation. On the same day, we received a carload of groceries from the Angola-by-the-Bay “Sea Gals” (right). Shown unloading the donation are Freddie Doughty, from the Community Resource Center, and Joan Caputo and Kathy Fessenbecker from the “Sea Gals”. Thank you!
Thank you, Safeway Supermarket!
Safeway Supermarket at 19283 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach is helping to feed local families in need during the holidays. Through its annual Holiday Bucks campaign, Safeway gives its customers the opportunity to donate funds at the stores’ cash registers. The money collected is used to purchase food to be donated to area food banks.Store Director Tom Adkins and Assistant Store Director Wilson Vasqueztell donated the first two pallets from the program to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket (CHFB) on November 23.“There will be more,” Adkins said. “We’ll continue this through January 1. We thank our generous customers for their support.”Pictured with this first donation are (left to right): CHFB volunteers Richard Camp, Mark Sievers, Bill Kenyon, Jon DeVoll (CHFB board president), Chet Sprague, Safeway Store Director Tom Adkins, and Safeway Assistant Store Director Wilson Vasqueztell.
Thank you, National Association of Letter Carriers and all your Partners!
Thank you, Buffalo Wild Wings!
Thank you, SoDel Cares!
Thank you, Delaware KIDS Fund!
Thank you, Lunch with a Purpose-Coastal Delaware!
Thank you, Hollymount 4-H Club!
Thank you, USDA!
Thank you, Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith!