Members of Delaware County’s Department of Human Services, Emergencies Services, and the District Attorney’s Office loaded over 10,000 lbs. of food to be distributed to local food pantries on June 24.
The food items were donated by Fair Acres and purchased by funds collected during the County’s annual Food Drive last fall. The items were delivered to the Upland Baptist Church and will be shared with seven other local food pantries in the county. Many of the items will be used for summer youth programs.
Last fall the County held its 16th annual Holiday Food Drive. County Council and the County’s Department of Human Services collaborated with Magellan Behavioral Health of PA to collect non-perishable food items to distribute to families in need.
While the County’s large annual Food Drive is held in the fall, employees and residents are encouraged to donate all year round. Individuals who want to make donations or families who want information about the DIFAN food pantries can call: 610)566-7540.