Don’t live in Sussex County? Chef Gretchen says you can still help – start with your local churches and see if there’s a program that can use you!
Here’s what you need:
- Root vegetables
- Green leafy vegetables
- Fresh herbs
Soak any kind of beans overnight. Drain water. Cover with fresh water bring to a boil and simmer till tender. Steam rice, quinoa, or any other grain in rice steamer. Sauté finally diced root vegetables in olive oil. Add vegetable stock. Add green leafy vegetables and fresh diced herbs. Serve warm soup over steamed grains.
The Rehoboth Community Service Center serves the needs of people facing a crisis. Helps with emergency assistance. Also a place where people can go if they have no homes to stay warm during the winter months.
The Immanuel Shelter runs the Code Purple emergency shelter for winter that keeps people from freezing to death from December 1 through April. The shelter provides a hot meal and a warm place to sleep.
Clothing Our Kids is an amazing group of people that have identified a need in our community for clothing for children below the poverty line. Last year over 600 children were given winter coats this year the need is even greater.
The Harry K. Foundation has put together food pantries that cut through the red tape of government bureaucracy and provide emergency food supplies for women and children that need it. Each pantry is within a school district and teachers can pack food and children’s backpacks so they can get through the weekends.
A division of the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation works on making sure that homeless students get to school, have the supplies they need, and are able to participate in extracurricular school activities. At last count there were 280 homeless students in our district. Homelessness is considered any student that is in an unstable housing situation.