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Food Bank of Delaware Given 30,000 Pound Donation

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To help feed the more than 200,000 people the Food Bank of Delaware serves, Smithfield and Safeway teamed up to donate 120,000 servings of meat. (Photo: WBOC) To help feed the more than 200,000 people the Food Bank of Delaware serves, Smithfield and Safeway teamed up to donate 120,000 servings of meat. (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del.- One in four families depend on the Food Bank of Delaware to keep food on their tables.

For hungry Delawareans, the shelves at the food bank are stocked, but fresh meat is often missing from carts.

"It's something that doesn't necessarily always come in from food drives," said Chad Robinson with the Food Bank of Delaware. "It's something that the average person doesn't maybe have the ability to store at home so they can't give it in a food drive."

To help feed the more than 200,000 people the Food Bank serves, Smithfield and Safeway teamed up to donate 120,000 servings of meat.

"Protein items are huge, it's wow, it's a great opportunity," Robinson said.

44% of the families the food bank serves include children. "I can't imagine being a parent or grandparent and looking into a child's eyes when they tell you they're hungry and you can't help them," said Dennis Pittman with Smithfield farms.

Robinson says this donation will end up in the homes of people you might not expect.

"It's all levels of society. It's working families, it's seniors, it's kids," he said.

The Food Bank of Delaware says they will go through this 30,000 pound donation in just a few short weeks.

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