Current Happenings


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, SPI Pharma!


On April 24, 2020, Tracy Nasarenko and Ted Pfarrer, representatives of SPI Pharma in Lewes, delivered two carloads of groceries and other donations to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket. “I think just about every employee of SPI Pharma Lewes participated in some way,” commented Nasarenko. Many thanks to all the SPI Pharma employees for helping to ensure food security for our Cape community!


We Are Open! 


The Cape Henlopen Food Basket is continuing to serve clients and accept donations during its regular hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10AM-2PM.  The Cape Henlopen Food Basket, located on Oyster House Road in Rehoboth Beach, is an emergency food service serving the residents of the Cape Henlopen School District. 
Picture:  Volunteers Debbie Ronemus, Beverly Johnson, and Pat DeVoll greet clients at the food basket.  The procedures have been modified to accommodate the current health situation.


Thank you, Village Improvement Association!


The Village Improvement Association (VIA) of Rehoboth Beach sponsors an annual February food drive.  This year, VIA members contributed over 90 bags of food to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket (CHFB).  From left:  VIA members Marti Badila and Linda Crowe work with CHFB representatives Mark Sievers and Jon DeVoll to unload this very welcome donation.


Thank You, Solid Ground Church!

Thank you, Solid Ground Church!

On February 7, 2020, Pastors Burt Miller and Josh Bell from the Solid Ground Church in Lewes delivered a van-full of groceries to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket. The parishioners donated the food as part of their Super Bowl Sunday Collection. Yay, Solid Ground Team!


Thank you, Acme and Giant!


The Cape Henlopen Food Basket will receive a $1.00 donation for every Community Give Back bag sold in December at two local supermarkets,  Giant Foods and Acme Market.  In this picture,  Michelle Atkinson, Customer Service manager at Giant Foods, is in the holiday spirit and is ready to sell bags


Thank you, National Association of Letter Carriers and all your Partners!

The Cape Henlopen Food Basket (CHFB) is overflowing with the donations collected by our mail carriers from a very generous Cape community for the 2019 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers.  CHFB volunteers will be very busy shelving the donations and making them available to our clients.  Pictured here getting started with this project are CHFB volunteers Ruth Bender, Jackie Johnson, Marlyn Mitchell, and CHFB Board President Jon DeVoll.  Thank you!

Thank you, Buffalo Wild Wings!

Thank You, Buffalo Wild Wings!
Thank you to Buffalo Wild Wings and to all the patrons who supported the Cape Henlopen Food Basket fundraiser on March 27, 2019 at the B-Dubs Rehoboth location. It was a delicious success!

Thank you, SoDel Cares!

In February 2019, Lindsey Barry (second from left), president of SoDel Cares, presented a check for $2,500.00 to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket. SoDel Cares is the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, which owns 10 coastal restaurants in Delaware, a consulting company, and a hospitality management company. SoDel Cares gives money to local organizations that assist children, at risk youth and adults, and the elderly. The primary mission of SoDel Cares is to contribute in a positive way to the communities it serves. Thank you!

Thank you, Delaware KIDS Fund!

In February 2019, representatives from the Delaware KIDS Fund visited the Cape Henlopen Food Basket to present a gift of $1,000 for the 2019 winter season. The Delaware KIDS (Kids In Distressed Situations) Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing goods and services to children at risk and in distressed situations. Founded in 2008 by Thomas J. Hanna, president of Harvey, Hanna & Associates Inc., the Delaware KIDS Fund has donated more $10,000 to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket since 2008. Thank you!

Thank you, Lunch with a Purpose-Coastal Delaware!

Lunch with a Purpose–Coastal Delaware is a women’s organization which, through luncheons and other activities, donates to local charity/non-profits.  The Cape Henlopen Food Basket and The Immanuel Shelter were the beneficiaries of the group’s February 6, 2019 luncheon at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center in Rehoboth. Attendees filled three vans with food in support of the mission of The Cape Henlopen Food Basket--almost 1200 pounds of food.  Thank you!

Thank you, Hollymount 4-H Club!

The Hollymount 4-H Club is celebrating 60 years as an active charter club. 
On  September 22, 2018, the Club went to Safeway to collect donated items for the Cape Henlopen Food Basket. Close to 300 pounds of food were collected!

Thank you, USDA!

Eric Graham unloads a delivery from the Federal Food Commodities Program administered through the State of Delaware in support of the USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program.  The Cape Henlopen Food Basket receives approximately 40% of its food supplies from USDA.

Thank you, Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith!

The Cape Henlopen Food Basket was recently one of the beneficiaries of a very successful food drive sponsored by The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith in Ellendale. The Church’s 5th Annual Food Drive and Gospel Concert, held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, was a wonderful day of music and generosity. Shown here with the bounty of food offerings are CHFB board member Debby Aune and Church member Barbara Burris. We appreciate the goodness and talent of the Church members and we are thankful for their support for our mission.


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Many thanks to The Gallo Gives Foundation for their generous donation of $500.00 presented to The Cape Henlopen Food Basket on April 19, 2018. Shown here presenting the check are Foundation representatives Chris Beagle, Marie Dispoto, Taylor Wilkinson, Tricia Ratner and Andrew Ratner. The Gallo Gives Foundation is part of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Gallo Realty. The agents with this company donate a percentage of their commissions to the foundation for distribution to community non-profits and other organizations. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gallo matches the contributions 100%.  Thank you for your support of our mission!

Thank youBoy Scout Troop 2540!

Lewes Boy Scout Troop 2540 visited The Cape Henlopen Food Basket on Marsh 26, 2018 to stock all the canned goods collected during their very successful food drive. The Scouts and their leaders also learned about the mission of the CHFB from board president Jon DeVoll. Troop 2540’s charter organization is The Cape Henlopen Elks Club.  Thanks, Boy Scouts for a job well done!

Thank you, grandpa (MAC)!

CHFB Fundraiser Event
Our fundraiser was a success! Thank you, grandpa (MAC) for hosting and providing delicious food!