When you’re finding it difficult to afford the food you need, Claymont Food Closet can help.

Regular access to nutritious food is a basic need many of our neighbors struggle to meet. Claymont Food Closet is dedicated to providing fresh, healthy foods to the adults and children in our community with low incomes who are experiencing hunger or are in danger of experiencing hunger.

Food for People Age 60 and Over

Are you a Delaware resident age 60 or over? If you qualify, you can receive free, nutritious food once per month through USDA’s Commodity Food Supplemental Program. Claymont Community Center serves as a distribution site.

For more information, call (302) 792-2757 ext. 147, or call the Food Bank of Delaware at (302) 444-8129.

How You Can Help

Claymont Food Closet typically supplies food to 500 households a total of 2,000 visits each year. This helps 1,200 adults and children in our community meet their nutritional needs.

Donating food, money, or your time are the best ways you can support our efforts!

Donate Food/Organize a Food Drive

Donated food is ALWAYS needed. We work with individual donors and a variety of organizations – such as businesses, churches, and schools – to collect non-perishable food and other grocery items. We will gladly work with you or your group to organize a food drive. It’s a great way for kids to get involved in giving!

Please contact Barbara Boese at (302) 792-2757 ext. 111 to make arrangements.

The Food Closet can always use the following items:

  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned vegetables
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Pasta and spaghetti sauce
  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Canned meats & fish
  • Soups / Stews / Chili

Please choose low-salt, low sugar, and whole-grain items when possible. Food donations are accepted at our main reception desk between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Thank you for your generosity. Be sure to check expiration dates before donating as we cannot accept expired foods. For a more complete, printable list of items, click here.

Donate Money or Gift Cards

Gift cards to supermarkets and monetary donations are always helpful as they allow us to purchase food items that haven’t been donated and are running low. Click here to go to our donation page.

Volunteer Your Time

We couldn’t do this without our volunteers! There are many ways to support us. We are always looking for volunteers to pick up food from local grocery stores and businesses, sort food and stock the shelves, pack bags for distribution, or hand out food during appointments. To learn more about volunteering, click here.

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