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Catholic Charities once again will ‘Stock the Pantry’

February 9th, 2015 Posted in Our Diocese Tags: , ,

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WILMINGTON – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington is asking its communities to “Stock the Pantry” by contributing nonperishable goods in order for the agency to meet the high demand for emergency food distribution. The drive will continue through the end of February.

Donors can drop off food and grocery store gift cards at Catholic Charities locations during regular business hours.

“At least one in five of our neighbors do not have enough to eat on a daily basis,” said Richelle Vible, Catholic Charities’ executive director. “Over 3,000 households in the diocese depend on Catholic Charities for food assistance, often on a monthly basis.”

Suggested items for donation include canned meats, vegetables, fruits and meals; dried and canned beans; boxes of pasta, crackers, cereal; jars of peanut butter and jelly; juices, coffee, tea, hot cocoa mix and instant breakfasts; shelf-stable milk; baby food and cereal; condiments; cleaning products; and personal hygiene items.

Charities coordinates food cooperative programs at Bayard House in Wilmington, the Kent County office in Dover, Casa San Francisco in Milton and Seton Center in Princess Anne, Md. Residents can apply for membership in the programs by calling the location closest to them.

Casa San Francisco and Seton Center also operate emergency food pantries.

To make an online monetary donation, go to www.cdow.org/charities.html and designate your gift for food assistance.

Donations are accepted Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the following locations:

• Main office, 2601 W. Fourth St., Wilmington. (302) 655-9624

• Bayard House, 300 Bayard Ave., Wilmington. (302) 654-1184

• Marydale Retirement Village, 135 Jeandell Drive, Newark. (302) 368-2784

• Kent County office, 2099 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover. (302) 674-1600

• Sussex County office, 406 S. Bedford St., Suite 9, Georgetown. (302) 856-9578

• Casa San Francisco, 127 Broad St., Milton. (302) 684-8694

• Seton Center, 30632 Hampden Ave., Princess Anne, Md. (410) 651-9608

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Help Catholic Charities ‘Stock the Pantry’ this summer

May 29th, 2014 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags: ,

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Hunger doesn’t take the summer off, and Catholic Charities is asking its friends to “Stock the Pantry” by donating nonperishable food goods during the month of June.

Donors can drop off food and grocery store gift cards at Catholic Charities locations in the Diocese of Wilmington during business hours.

“Today, many of our neighbors are making tough choices in order to survive, such as, ‘Do I pay the rent, or do I buy food?’” said Richelle Vible, Catholic Charities’ executive director.

“The benefit reduction in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, further penalizes low-income households already at risk of going hungry. We continue to need your support to meet the increasing demand we are experiencing.” Read more »

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Stock the Pantry: Catholic Charities’ food drive stocks pantries to meet emergency needs in winter

February 6th, 2014 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags: ,

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At this time of year when many economically beset families are forced to decide between spending on eating or heating, Catholic Charities Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington, is asking all communities to “Stock the Pantry” by contributing nonperishable food goods so the agency can meet the high demand for emergency food distributions.

“The economic reality today is that many of our neighbors are choosing between buying food and making their rent, mortgage, or utility payment,” said Richelle Vible, Catholic Charities’ executive director. “The benefit reduction from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, also harms low-income households already at risk of going hungry. The donations of food that we receive from our neighbors helps us meet the increasing demand we are experiencing. We continue to need your support.”

The food drive will continue throughout February. Donors can drop off food and grocery store gift cards at Catholic Charities locations during business hours. Read more »

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Help feed the hungry during ‘Stock the Pantry’ month

February 9th, 2012 Posted in Our Diocese Tags: , ,

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WILMINGTON – February is traditional “Stock the Pantry” month for Catholic Charities, and the organization is again asking the community to help those in the community who depend on Catholic Charities for food.

Donations of nonperishable food, grocery store gift cards or cash donations may be made at all Catholic Charities locations in February during regular business hours.

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