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Basic Human Needs: Food/Feeding


ALAC Food Pantry
When: Every 3rd Friday of the Month Times: 9 am - 12 noon
Abundant Life Apostolic Church,
111 N. Cleveland Ave,
Wilmington DE 19805


Angel Food Ministries

Offers reduced priced food, up to 50% off, to anyone who needs help, regardless of income.

Phone:(877) 366-3646


Church of Our Savior

A soup kitchen as well as emergency food pantry are on site. Perishable items, canned goods, soup, and more may be served.

Phone:  302-764-4642

1006 E. 28th St.,

Wilmington DE 19802


Evangelistic Temple of Truth, Emergency Food Closet

Emergency boxes of groceries, baby formula, and more may be provided, along

with free winter coats.

Phone:  302-654-0190

307 South Franklin Street

Wilmington, DE 19805


Expanded Branches Community Development Corporation

Phone:  302-762-8311

3301 N. Market St.,

Wilmington, DE 19802


Food Bank of Delaware

Provides groceries, meals, and government surplus food to local churches and food banks. Those centers then distribute the food to the low income, unemployed, and senior citizens.

Phone:  302-292-1305

14 Garfield Way

Newark, Delaware 19713


Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Phone:1 800-464-4357

To apply visit the state service center serving your zip code.

Wilmington Area Service Centers:


Hudson State Service Center

Area served:19702, 19707, 19711, 19714, 19716, 19717, 19736, 19808

Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Northeast State Service Center

Area served: 19801 E. of Market St. and above Christiana River, 19802, 19809

Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Porter State Service Center

Area served: 19801 - W. of Market and above Christiana River, 19899

Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Robscott Building

Area served: 19712, 19715, 19708, 19713, 19808

Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Goodwill Industries Food Closet

Provides a food pantry.

Phone:  302-761-4640

300 East Lea Blvd

Wilmington, DE 19802


Information and Referrals

For additional information, including referrals to pantries or applications to government food programs (including Free School lunches or WIC).

Phone:  302-292-1305


Kingswood Community Center

Provides a food pantry.

Documentation Required: photo ID, proof of income and proof of all individuals in the household (Ex. SS Card, Medicaid Card).

Pantry hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm

Phone:  302-764-9022

2300 Bowers St.,

Wilmington, DE, 19802


Latin American Community Center                       

Provides a food pantry.

Pantry hours: Tuesday and Thursday , 1:00-4:00pm

Phone:  302-655-7338

403 N Van Buren St,

Wilmington, DE 19805


LIFE Hope Lutheran Church

Phone:  302-328-7909

The pantry may have everything from groceries to free Christmas meals for children or the homeless.

230 Christiana Rd

New Castle, Delaware 19720


Ministry of Caring, Emmanuel Dining Room East

226 N Walnut St.

Wilmington, DE 19801

Walk-in at meal time: Mon.- Sun. 12 noon-1:00 pm

Mount Joy United Methodist Church

Phone:  302-655-7751

451 Townsend St.,

Wilmington DE 19801


Neighborhood House Family Services

Provides a food pantry.

Pantry hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-3:30pm

Phone:  302-652-3928

1218 B St.,

Wilmington, DE 19801


Northeast State Service Center

Community Resources, food stamp or WIC applications, and emergency groceries may be provided by the non-profit.

Phone: 302552-3500

1624 Jessup St.,

Wilmington, DE 19802


Porter State Service Center

Pantry hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm

Phone:  302-577-3400

509 W 8th St,

Wilmington, DE 19801


Saint Helenasí Parish Social Ministry

Serves clients in the following zip codes only: 19703, 19802, 19803, 19809, 19810, some 19801

Pantry hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-12 noon (until 3:00pm in an emergency)

Phone:  302-764-7545, must call for an appointment.

602 Philadelphia Pike

Wilmington, Delaware 19809


Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran, Food Closet

Phone:  302-368-7394

135 Old Baltimore Pike

Newark DE 19702


Sharon Temple Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Phone:  302-655-2461

301 W. 20th St.,

Wilmington, DE 19802


St.Patrickís Center , Food Security Initiative

Documentation Required: Referral from social service agency necessary for emergency food client and identification.

Pantry hours: Monday and Friday, 1:00pm -3:00pm   

Phone:  302-652-6219

107 E. 14th St.,

Wilmington DE, 19801


Sunday Breakfast Mission

Phone:  302-875-7873

10 Poplar St.,

Wilmington, DE 19801


West End Neighborhood House Crisis Alleviation Program

Phone:  302-658-4171

710 N. Lincoln St.,

Wilmington, DE 19805


Women Infants and Children(WIC)

WIC provides help to infants, children under age 5, and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have recently delivered their babies and are not breastfeeding.

To apply: http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dph/chca/dphwicparapp03.html

Phone:1(888) 459-2943 , for more information.



Basic Needs: Emergency Shelters


Booth Social

104 W. 5th St.,

Wilmington, DE 19801


Services/Emergency, housing residence for single women and women with children, and homeless men for a period of thirty days.



Criswell House I

Wilmington, DE 19801


Emergency shelter for single employed man recovering from alcohol and/or drugs.




Home Life Management Center

Wilmington, DE 19801

(302) 658-7110

Home Life Management Center (YWCA) is a shelter for homeless families. Their services range from Childcare and job training to Violence Prevention and Leadership Training. There is no limit to the length of stay.


Friendship House Women's Day Center

Wilmington, DE 19801


Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 6:30am to 2:30pm. Fridays 6:30am to 12 noon.


Women's Day Center.

Located in Sts. Andrew and Matthew Church, the Womenís Center offers hospitality, various survival and recovery program, as well as financial assistance to homeless women as well as



Bethany House

Wilmington, DE 19805


Permanent housing for women with special needs. Call for details.



Booth Social Services/Emergency Housing Residence

Wilmington, DE 19801

(302) 472-0753

Salvation Army sponsored homeless shelter for single women and women with children. 30 day maximum stay. The William Booth Emergency Housing Residence (EHR) is a thirty day emergency shelter for single women and women with children mainly from Wilmington and New Castle County. The Emergency House


Mary Mother of Hope House II

Wilmington, DE 19805


Emergency women's shelter for single women with children.



Friendship House Men's Center

Wilmington, DE 19801

Hours: Mondays through Fridays from 6am to 12 noon.

Services offered at our Empowerment and Day Centers include:

-Access to a phone and a place to receive mail

-For the menís center lockers, and for the womenís center a shower

-Computer labs at all three centers


Mary Mother of Hope House III

Wilmington, DE 19805


Emergency women's shelter for single women with children.


Sunday Breakfast Mission

Wilmington, DE 19801

(302) 652-8314

Men's Shelter

Up to 130 men who would otherwise be homeless call our shelter "home" each night.

Community Meal

A hot, nutritious meal is served to more than 200 men, women and children each night.


Men's Residential Discipleship Ministry

The NewLife Program offers



Catholic Charities Bayard House

Wilmington, DE 19805


The shelter serves 10 homeless, pregnant adolescents and young women, providing residents with food, clothing, counseling and referrals to appropriate services. Residents should be in their first or second trimester of pregnancy.


Newark Empowerment Center

Newark, DE 19702

8.09 miles from city center Wilmington

(302) 544-0166

Hours: 1:00 pm Ė 4:00 pm weekdays.

Services offered at our Empowerment and Day Centers include:

-Access to a phone and a place to receive mail

-For the menís center lockers, and for the womenís center a shower

-Computer labs at all three centers



Kennett Square, PA

His Mission, Inc.

Kennett Square, PA 19348

10.43 miles from city center Wilmington

(610) 444-2559

Provides shelter for men, women, and children. Family shelter.


Family Promise

An emergency hosting program for children and their families. They provide case management, housing assistance, and job search assistance.

Phone: 302-998-2222

2104 Saint James Church Rd

Wilmington, DE 19808