Our pantry could not give food to its clients – more than 6,000 people in 2022 – without the support of our community. In addition to Milton, our clients come from many nearby communities including Lincoln, Milford, Georgetown, Millsboro and Ellendale, to name a few.
Donations are always needed. You can donate food or cash to help our operations and our capital campaign. Thank you!
Weekly Food Donations
We accept donations of food every Saturday at our Distribution Center at 12898 Union St. Ext. in Milton from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. See the list of suggested food items that are needed. If you plan to make a very large bulk donation, please contact us via email or phone to schedule.
Cash for Food and Operations
The MCFP has two major types of operational costs: food purchases and expenses such as utility bills, supplies and equipment. The pantry gathers its food from a variety of sources – food rescue from local stores, and donations of fresh and shelf stable items from many sources. However, this is not enough to complete the food package we provide to our clients, which we strive to fill with fresh and non-perishable foods. We purchase additional food to ensure we have enough for the increasing number of clients who come to our bi-weekly distributions.
Cash for Capital Campaign
The MCFP recently acquired land and broke ground in March 2023 for the construction of a Distribution Center. This much-needed new building will warehouse fresh and non-perishable food and provide ample work space for our volunteers to sort and pack food for distribution. We are ramping up a capital campaign to make this facility and the new location capable of serving our growing number of clients now and in the future.