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Sussex County Delaware free food pantries.

People who are struggling can get access to free emergency food and meals. Most of the support in Sussex County is offered to low income families with children, elderly, and seniors. Find churches, charities and non-profit free food pantries as well as soup kitchens near you below. There is also an intake number at the bottom of the page for other local hunger prevention programs.

A number of programs are offered. For example, the Sussex County Delaware food banks can provide groceries on a monthly basis to the elderly population on fixed incomes. Or unemployed and jobless families can receive free food, Thanksgiving or Christmas meals as well.

Free or low cost food, goods and other services (such as clothing) is offered to low income needy residents across Sussex County. For example, some of the pantries can provide items like clothing, furniture, and house wares. Locations may distribute the items for free, or they may sell them at reasonable prices. Other aid can include holiday meals, gifts, and many centers also serve as application sites for government aid like food stamps. Some centers may even be able to provide a limited amount of financial assistance for rent, electric bills, fuel and prescriptions.

Blessed Givings Emergency Food Program
Address is 40 Ingramtown
Georgetown, Delaware 19947
Phone number is (302) 856-3447
When people have no other options, and need food for themselves and their families, then this food program may be able to help. Perishable items, meals, and other forms of nutritional support are provided to the needy and low income.

Catholic Charities Basic Needs Program - Sussex County
406 South Bedford Street, Suite 9
Georgetown DE 19947
Telephone - (302) 856-9578
This is one of the charities that offers several programs and resources. Families can stop by for the food pantry, soup kitchen, or clothing closet. In an extreme emergency, as funds allow, they may have money for emergency expenses too, such as medications, utilities, or rent.




Bridgeville State Service Center
Food closet address - 400 Mill Street
Bridgeville DE 19933
Call 302-337-8261
Services and food is distributed seven days a week to the needy.

Catholic Charities Casa San Francisco Emergency Food Pantry
Location is 127 Broad Street
Milton, Delaware 19968
Call (302) 684-8694
Similar to the Catholic Charities location listed above, this charity offers many programs and social services to people across Sussex County.

Christian Storehouse
Mitchell Street At Old Landing Road
Millsboro DE 19966
Call (302) 934-8151
Offers aid for people regardless of religion or background.

Delmarva Clergy United
Church address is 13724 South Old State Road
Ellendale, Delaware 19941
Telephone number is (302) 422-5306





First State Community Action Food Closet
308 North Railroad Avenue
Main phone number is (302) 856-7761
Sussex County Delaware is supported by this food pantry. Call for free groceries, meals, fruits, vegetables, baby formula, and other aid.

Milford State Service Center - State Service Centers Administration
Location is 13 Southwest Front Street
Milford DE 19963 
Call 302-424-7230
Case managers from this center can direct people to government and public assistance programs and solutions. Apply for programs such as food stamps, LIHEAP, or other federal or state aid.

Salvation Army Sussex
601 North Dual Highway
Seaford DE 19973
Dial (302) 628-2020 for hours
Also offers a number of programs. For food, can provide Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals. Programs run include Angel Tree and free winter coats, as well as holiday gifts for children.

Shipley State Service Center
Location of main food bank is 350 Virginia Avenue
Seaford, Delaware 19973
Call 302-628-2000

Food Bank of Delaware Sussex, Milford Business Park
Main address is 1040 Mattlind Way
Milford DE 19963
Call the food bank at (302) 424-3301
Items for the needy include free food, groceries, and meals. They also partner with local churches and distribution centers, so they have information on locations to call for help. A great place for referrals and guidance.





Thurman Adams State Service Center
Location is 546 South Bedford Street
Georgetown Delaware, 19947
Dial the agency at 302-856-5574

Other free charitable or government food assistance programs in Sussex County

There are many other charities that help feed the low income, poor, or homeless. Government programs such as free school lunches or breakfasts for kids, or SNAP food stamps, are also offered. Call 302.292.1305 for details on other free food pantries near you or government benefits.

By Jon McNamara

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