The Department of Health and Social Services, along with the Blood Bank of Delmarva are partnering to replenish food closets Jan. 11-21 at the 15 state service centers.
During the food drive, Delawareans are urged to make non-perishable food donations at any state service center or blood bank location during regular business hours. The main administration building at DHSS' Herman Holloway Campus on U.S. 13 near New Castle also will be a collection site.
The list of items most in need include: oatmeal and cereal, canned fruit, pancake mix and syrup, grits, tuna, canned pasta, peanut butter and jelly, crackers, soups, Spam and other canned meats, mac and cheese, stuffing, rice, beef stew, canned vegetables, mashed potatoes, canned potatoes, canned juice, condiments and shelf-stable milk.
State service centers are open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (State offices will be closed Jan. 21 for MLK Day.) The locations:
New Castle County
Appoquinimink State Service Center, 122 Silver Lake Road, Middletown; (302) 378-5770.
Belvedere State Service Center, 310 Kiamensi Road, Wilmington; (302) 995-8545.
Claymont State Service Center, 3301 Green St., Claymont; (302) 798-2870.
Delawarr State Service Center, 500 Rogers Road, New Castle; (302) 577-2970.
Floyd I. Hudson State Service Center, 501 Ogletown Road, Newark; (302) 283-7500.
Northeast State Service Center, 1624 Jessup St., Wilmington; (302) 552-3500.
Winder Laird Porter State Service Center, 509 W. Eighth St., Wilmington; (302) 577-3400.
James W. Williams State Service Center, 805 River Road, Dover; (302) 857-5000.
Smyrna State Service Center, 200 S. DuPont Blvd., Suite 101, Smyrna; (302) 514-4500.
Anna C. Shipley State Service Center, 350 Virginia Ave., Seaford; (302) 628-2000.
Bridgeville State Service Center, 400 Mill St., Bridgeville; (302) 337-8261.
Edward W. Pyle State Service Center, 34314 Pyle Center Road, Frankford; (302) 732-9501.
Laurel State Service Center, 31039 N. Poplar St., Laurel; (302) 875-6943.
Milford State Service Center – Annex, 13 S.W. Front St., Milford; (302) 424-7230.
Thurman Adams State Service Center, 546 S. Bedford St., Georgetown; (302) 856-5574.
The blood banks locations (hours vary) are:
Wilmington Donor Center: 913 N. Market St., First Floor, Wilmington. Parking will be validated.
Christiana Donor Center: 100 Hygeia Drive, Newark (across from Christiana Hospital on Del. 4).
Dover Donor Center: 221 Saulsbury Road, Dover.
For more information, call (302) 857-5006, or visit volunteerdelaware.org.