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Catholic Charities conducts June food drive

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Charities conducts June food drive

June 1, 2012 --- (Wilmington, DE) --- Catholic Charities Inc. of the Diocese
of Wilmington, again asks all its communities to “Stock the Pantry” by
contributing nonperishable food goods in order for the agency to meet the
continued high demand for emergency food distributions.


The food drive will continue
throughout the month of June 2012. Donors can drop off food and grocery store
gift cards at Catholic Charities locations during regular business hours, or at
designated diocesan churches.


“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. “Families should not have to make those types of
choices.  Rising food costs are forcing
families to go hungry.  The donations of
food that we receive from our neighbors helps us meet the demand we are seeing,
and we continue to need your support.”


Catholic Charities coordinates food
cooperative programs at Bayard House in Wilmington, Casa San Francisco in Milton, and at Seton Center
in Princess Anne, Maryland. Residents can apply for membership in the
programs by contacting the location closest to them: Bayard House at
302-654-1184, Casa San Francisco at 302-684-8694, or Seton Center at 410-651-9608. For those in crisis in need of food, Casa and
Center operate emergency
food pantries.  Those in need can get an
emergency distribution by visiting the nearest location.


Currently, Catholic Charities serves
almost 3,000 households annually through both programs.


In addition to nonperishable food
and grocery store gift cards, Catholic Charities will also accept monetary
donations in order to purchase additional food to fill bags for the food
distribution programs.


To make an online monetary donation,
visit Catholic Charities’ secure donation site,  Under
“Please designate my gift to the following ministry” choose Food Distribution


Catholic Charities will accept
donations at its locations Monday through Friday between 9 am to 4 pm. Drop off
food donations at:


Main Office
2601 W 4TH Street
Wilmington, DE


Bayard House*
300 Bayard Avenue
Wilmington, DE


135 Jeandell Drive
Newark, DE 19713


2099 S DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901


406 S Bedford Street, Ste
Georgetown, DE 19947


Casa San Francisco*
127 Broad
Milton DE


Seton Center
30632 Hampden
Princess Ann, MD 21853


Churches accepting donations at
press time are:
St. Catherine of Siena – 2503 Centerville Road, Wilmington
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – 345
Bear-Christiana Road, Bear
St. Jude the Apostle - 152 Tulip Drive,


As other parishes sign on, we will
add them to our website.  Please check
with the parish for times when donations will be accepted.


Suggested items for donation include
nonperishable and shelf stable items. Catholic Charities needs the following


• canned meats [chicken, tuna,
salmon,], vegetables and fruit


• canned meals
[soup, chili, stew, corned beef hash]


• dried and
canned beans


• boxes of pasta, macaroni and
cheese, crackers, cereal, oatmeal, and pancake mix


• jars of peanut butter and


• juices, coffee, tea, hot cocoa
mix, instant breakfasts


• shelf-stable milk – canned, dry,
evaporated, or U.H.T. fluid milk in aseptic containers


• baby food and


• condiments like spreads, ketchup,
mustard, relish, barbecue sauce, pickles and syrup


• cleaning


• personal hygiene


Catholic Charities, serving those in
need for over 180 years, offers a wide range of services to strengthen families,
care for children, assist the disadvantaged, and build human relationships
throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.


*Casa San Francisco and Bayard House
can accept donations 7 days a week. 
Please call ahead before making a donation.


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Contact: Paula




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