Community Support


Thank you, USPS and Partners!

Tyler Meding

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 !

Italian American Heritage Club

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!

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

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!

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!

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!

corvette club

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!0-1Many 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!

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.


gallo Inside
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!