Delaware Restaurant Association – With the new Emergency Action Trust, better known as EATs, the DRA is collecting donations to help restaurant industry workers affected by COVID-19. As dine-in services have been closed, more than 11,000 workers have filed for unemployment due to being laid off or having a drastic decrease in hours. EATs provides relief to those in dire need of supplemental income. 100% of all donations go directly to EATs. Donate today here.
Food Bank of Delaware – While always on the mission of ending hunger in Delaware, the Food Bank of Delaware has taken bigger steps since the outbreak of COVID-19 to address hunger as more Delawareans find themselves out of work and food insecure.
What you can do to help: sign up to volunteer if you’re healthy. The Food Bank always needs help packing meals at its facilities and distributing the meals, including at the new drive-through distribution locations, so if you’re healthy, sign up to volunteer here.
Monetary donations are always encouraged so the Food Bank can increase its supply. Have left over money from your stimulus check? Consider donating here. And of course, donating food is always a great idea. The items most in demand are canned fruits and veggies, peanut butter, pasta, tomato sauce, rice, hot and cold cereal and healthy snacks.
Food First Delaware - Donate a meal to individuals and families affected by COVID-19 through this initiative by Hakuna Hospitality Group that works to keep restaurant professionals employed during this time. Simply head to the website, select your donation - a single meal, a family meal, a spread for 12-15 healthcare workers or first responders or a bag of groceries. This program provided nearly 650 healthy, nutritious meals in its first month. Donate a meal today!
Meals on Wheels – This organization which provides meals to homebound seniors is in need of extra help during COVID-19. Both individuals and businesses may volunteer to help deliver meals and those delivering need personal protective gear, so face mask donations are especially welcome as volunteers deal with at-risk populations. A fun way to help out is to sign up for their Virtual Walk for a Healthy Community fundraiser.
If your charitable organization or non-profit is looking for additional help at this time, please email Visit.Delaware@delaware.gov to be added to this page.