The Pantry of Hope operates as an emergency food closet. Our director, Minister Lisa White, has over 20 years of experience with food pantry operations. She has dedicated her life to feed those in need. The Pantry of Hope serves referrals from all Delaware agencies, churches and organizations. We also have a weekly food distribution program every Wednesday. Consequently, due to Covid-19 concerns, weekly food distributions have been suspended. When possible, periodic food distributions will be conducted. They will be publicized on the Alpha Worship Center Website and through mass phone calls. For emergency food distributions, please call (302) 267-0270 or email email@example.com.
A food pantry is a community-based program that collects and stores food to distribute free of charge to low-income families and individuals. Food pantries provide a nutritionally balanced supply of food to families and individuals in need, typically for approximately three to seven days. Food pantries offer communities an effective pre-planned approach of handling emergency food assistance to those in need.
Food insecurity and hunger are very real problems in the United States. Though the U.S. has long been among the richest nations in the world, our national poverty rate has never dropped below 10%. Of those individuals and families living above the poverty line, many can easily be plunged into a financial crisis by a lost job, a medical emergency, a broken down car, a stolen purse, or other unexpected expense or loss of income. In all, up to 70% of Americans are vulnerable to food insecurity or hunger; and at any given moment, 30 to 40 million of us are either hungry or only acquiring sufficient food by shortchanging another critical need.