Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the Delaware State Fair
“To really give back to the community, so they said hey this is an opportunity to have our product come out to feed hungry ‘Delawarians’ so it’s just a way that they’ve built on all the wonderful things they’ve been doing for the food bank all these years,” Robinson said.
As the shuttle dropped the fair-goers off at the gates, program participants were walking up bags in hand, ready to donate. Some fair guests like Siobhan Enbakes say they looks forward to this day at the fair every year.
“It definitely helps out with the people that are like unfortunate, I think it’s the best thing they’ve done, I support them every year,” Siobhan Enbakes.
If you have a couple extra cans in your pantry or you really want to help out hunger in Delaware, there were plenty of reasons to donate. For Lorie Williams, hunger hits close to home.
“Actually I work at a High School and I work with kids that are not as privileged, and this is a good way to give back to the community,” Williams said.
This past year, the Food Bank of Delaware had over 900,000 visits. They work with over 500 partners across the state that do emergency food assistance to help deliver these canned goods to those in need.
The collaboration collected 23,000 pounds last year. This year they set their goal at 25,000 and judging by the amount of goods they collected by mid-afternoon, they believe they will hit their goal by the end of the night.