Annual Food Drive
The 2022 annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, benefiting the Sunday Breakfast Mission, is October 16-November 6. Their goal is to distribute 2,000 food boxes to struggling families in Wilmington. There are two ways you can help:
- Volunteer at the Sunday Breakfast Mission to pack food boxes, distributed food boxes or serve Thanksgiving dinner
- Donate non-perishable food
There are also opportunities to serve at the Sunday Breakfast Mission to support of this project. All service opportunities occur at the Sunday Breakfast Mission at 110 Poplar St, Wilmington, DE. Please note, the service opportunities have changed over time as the method of food box distribution has been altered due to Covid-19. Most opportunities require volunteers to be on their feet for the duration of the volunteer time.
Sign Up To Serve!
Deadline to register to volunteer for this year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive is Saturday, November 19.
Ways To Serve:
Some of the service opportunities have been filled. See the list below.
- Pack Food Boxes on Saturday, November 5, 9am-12pm
- Pack Food Boxes on Saturday, November 12, 9am-12pm
- Training for Gospel sharing (required for those performing this function) on Thursday, November 17, 6-8pm
- Food box distribution* on Monday, November 21, 8am-12pm or 12-4pm
- Food box distribution* on Tuesday, November 22, 8am-12pm or 12-4pm
- Gospel sharing and praying on Monday, November 21, 8am-12pm or 12-4pm
- Gospel sharing and praying on Tuesday, November 22, 8am-12pm or 12-4pm
- Setup Thanksgiving Banquet on Thursday, November 24, 10-11am
- Serve Thanksgiving Banquet on Thursday, November 24 , 11am-1pm
- Cleanup Thanksgiving Banquet on Thursday, November 24, 1-2pm
*Food box distributers will be on their feet the entire time helping to load the food boxes into vehicles or wagons.
If you have questions about the service opportunities, please email Herb Schrock.
There are three ways you can contribute to the food drive:
- Drop off food in the church Lobby from Sunday, October 16 through Sunday, November 6.
- Purchase food online and ship directly to the Sunday Breakfast Mission at 110 N Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 Attn: Food Drive.
- In addition to Amazon deliveries, at least two other food stores in Wilmington offer online ordering and delivery to the 19801 zip code: ShopRite of Christiana Crossings (501 South Walnut Street, 19801) and ALDI (2205 Farrand Drive, 19808). Check your favorite store to see if they deliver to 19801.
Recommended Non-Perishable Food:
Canned Cranberry Sauce
Canned Fruit (no single servings)
Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, ham, etc.)
Canned Sweet Potatoes
Gravy, Canned or Package
Mac and Cheese
Pasta, Various Types
Spaghetti Sauce in Plastic Jars