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Wilmington Delaware area food pantries.

Assistance is offered by churches, pantries, and food banks in Wilmington Delaware as well as New Castle County. Regardless of your background, religion, or income, you may be able to get free food, meals, clothing, personal items, and other help. There is support from soup kitchens, government benefits as well as food banks across New Castle County.

Below you can find the phone numbers, addresses, and more information on the main food pantries in the area. Many of the centers are open only limited hours, and also have limited resources, so it is usually a good idea to call first for an appointment or more information.

In addition to providing fee food, meals, groceries, and perishable items, many of the Wilmington pantries provide other forms of aid. Some centers will offer clothing, personal hygiene products, diapers, and baby formula. Some locations offer holiday baskets full of groceries and other needed items. Many sites can also help the low income apply for government assistance such as food stamps, WIC, or school meals.

AIDS Delaware
Address - 100 West 10th Street, Suite 315
Community Service Building
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Phone number - (302) 652-6776
Programs and assistance, including food, for AIDs patients and their families.

Alpha Worship Center Pantry of Hope
Food pantry address - 716 Pulaski Highway
Bear, Delaware 19701
Main number - (302) 325-3930

Angel Food Ministries -New Castle County
Angel Food Ministries
Wilmington Delaware 19801
Toll free phone - 877-366-3646
Offers reduced priced food, up to 50% off, to anyone who needs help, regardless of income  A national charity organization.





New Castle County Catholic Charities, Basic Needs Program
Main office - 2601 West 4th Street
Wilmington DE 19805
Call (302) 655-9624
A leading charity in the region. Offers free food, meals, groceries, clothing, holiday assistance, and even financial help from programs such as LIHEAP and emergency rent. A thrift store is also on site. They also process applications for families living in poverty to resources such as Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) or Snackpack weekend programs for students.

Catholic Charities of New Castle County, Bayard House Hope Cooperative
300 Bayard Avenue
Wilmington DE 19805
(302) 654-1184
Another leading social service agency. Call for food, meals, help for bills, case management, and medical vouchers. Senior citizens in New Castle County may request a low cost Meals on Wheels home delivery service as well.

Church of Our Savior
Location of church - 1006 East 28Th Street
Wilmington DE 19802
Phone - (302) 764-4642
A soup kitchen as well as emergency food pantry are on site. Perishable items, canned goods, soup, and more may be served.

Evangelistic Temple of Truth, Emergency Food Closet
307 South Franklin Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
Emergency boxes of groceries, baby formula, and more may be provided, along with free winter coats.




Expanded Branches Community Development Corporation
Food bank location - 3301 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
Main number - (302) 762-8311

Food Bank of Delaware, New Castle County
14 Garfield Way
Delaware Industrial Park
Newark, Delaware 19713
Telephone - (302) 292-1305
Provides groceries, meals, and government surplus food to local churches and food banks. Those centers then distribute the food to the low income, unemployed, and senior citizens.

Hanover Presbyterian Church Clothing Closet
1801 North Jefferson Street
Wilmington DE 19802
Call the food pantry at (302) 658-5115

Northeast State Service Center
Main address is 1624 Jessup Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
Community Resources, food stamp or WIC applications, and emergency groceries may be provided by the non-profit.

Porter State Service Center
509 W 8th St
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone number for information is (302) 777-2860

Hockessin United Methodist Church Clothing/Food Closet
Food pantry address is 7250 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, Delaware 19707
(302) 239-3030

Holy Rosary Food Closet
Food bank location - 3200 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont DE 19703
Call (302) 798-1513
Items such as peanut butter, coffee, dairy, and more is for income qualified, low income households.

Kingswood Community Center, Community & Family Services
Location is 2300 Bowers Street
Wilmington DE 19802
Main phone - (302) 764-9022
Volunteers deliver meals to the homebound or elderly, clients can apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and receive referrals as well.





LACC, Family Support Services - Latin American Community Center
403 North Van Buren Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 655-7338
Non-English speakers can also qualify for food assistance and other help.

LIFE Hope Lutheran Church
Address is 230 Christiana Road
New Castle, Delaware 19720
Call (302) 328-7909
The pantry may have everything from groceries to free Christmas meals for children or the homeless.

Mount Joy United Methodist Church
Main location is 451 Townsend Street
Wilmington DE 19801
Telephone - (302) 655-7751

Neighborhood House, Family Services
1218 B Street
Wilmington Delaware 19801
Telephone - (302) 652-3928

New Castle County Community Services, Congregate Meal Program
Main address: 77 Reads Way
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone number - (302) 395-5694
Offers the needy and homeless free hot or cold meals, groceries, and other perishable items.

New Knollwood Civic Association, Food Closet
Food bank address: 4 Colby Avenue
Claymont, Delaware 19703
Call (302) 793-1627

O.A. Herring Community Services
Main address - 2801 North Pine Street
Wilmington DE 19802
Dial (302) 764-0137
Food and other assistance is offered for members of New Castle Delaware. Programs may have baby food, clothing, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts for children, and much more.

Peoples Baptist Church, Food Closet
Address: 50 South Street
New Castle, Delaware 19720
Call (302) 658-8156 for hours.
Clients range from single moms to children and the homeless. Free groceries, bags of food, personal hygiene items, and holiday food baskets may be provided.

Red Lion United Methodist Church
1545 Church Road
Bear DE 19701
Phone (302) 834-1599
Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, groceries, and more is provided by the non-profit.

Richardson Park Community Action, Community Services
107 South Maryland Avenue
Wilmington, Delaware 19804
(302) 428-1247
Provides food, and also longer term self-sufficiency. The goal is to help people get back on their feet. Also learn about electric bill help, rent, free health care, medications, and more.





Rick VanStory Resource Center
Location is 617 Shipley Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Dial (302) 691-7946

Saint Helenas Parish Social Ministry
Main address is 602 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington Delaware 19809
Call (302) 764-7545

Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran, Food Closet
Main address is 135 Old Baltimore Pike
Newark DE 19702
Call the food bank at (302) 368-7394

St Patricks Center, Food Security Initiative
107 East 14Th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Main phone - (302) 652-6219

Salvation Army, Family Services-New Castle County
104 West 5th Street
Wilmington Delaware 19801
(302) 472-0750
The local branch of the national Salvation Army non-profit charity organization. Services offered include clothing closet, food bank, limited financial help, medications, and holiday assistance.

Sharon Temple Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Pantry address - 301 West 20th Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
Call (302) 655-2461

Union United Methodist Church
Church address - 345 School Bell Road
Bear DE 19701
Dial (302) 322-3118
Volunteers collect donations, provide meals, and other aid to the needy.

West End Neighborhood House, Emergency Food & Clothing Closet
Location - 710 North Lincoln Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805
Main phone number is (302) 658-4171
Families facing hunger in New Castle County can get help. Whether household items or a box of food, or baby formula for single moms, help is provided.

For additional information, including referrals to pantries or applications to government food programs (including Free School lunches or WIC), dial 302.292.1305. Many other services are available to feed low income families in New Castle County.

By Jon McNamara

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