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Delaware Food Bank Hosts Mobile Pantry

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GEORGETOWN, De-For some families on Delmarva, enduring the government shut down, and afterward has been no easy feat. 

Federal workers went weeks without pay. Other families who rely on government assistance received benefits earlier than normal.

This was to offset the initial blow of the government shut down, but now some families face a two-month gap between receiving benefits. 

But the Delaware Food Bank served hundreds of families today to help provide aid. All families had to do was drive up with their identification, or federal ID and receive free food.

"They came in, they showed their Federal ID, filled out a form that showed what their income level was, we made sure that they were eligible," Patricia Beebe, with the Delaware Food Bank said.

The organization says they collected enough food to serve nearly five hundred people. Many who participated in the mobile food pantry said the help was right on time.

"The government shut down affected the food stamps, they came out really early and my family has been struggling a little bit with food and this has been really awesome to help us out," Jennifer Bartsch said.

The Food Bank gave out a variety of foods from poultry, to milk, to breads and eve desserts. 

The event was held at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown, many volunteers were in attendance including those from Chesapeake Utilities. 

Justin Mulcahy, Public Relations Manager with Chesapeake Utilities says they had nearly forty volunteers assisting. 

 

 

 

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