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Distribution of meals through food bank backpack program in Delaware

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Why This Indicator Matters

In Delaware, food insecurity not covered by SNAP is primarily mediated by the Food Bank of Delaware. This enormous program has networks throughout the state to collect and distribute food to over 500 hunger-relief programs partners. These partners are often food pantries, shelters and residential programs, but can also be social service agencies and neighborhood and community programs.
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Definition and Source



The number of meals distributed through the Food Bank of Delaware's Backpack Program.

Data Source

Food Bank of Delaware


Once the pandemic hit and schools closed in March 2020, the Food Bank of Delaware had to move to a community-based model, so started to distribute more through local organizations.

Last Updated

January 2024