KIDS IN ACTION

August – 2017
The Delaware KIDS Fund continued the tradition of its longstanding summer fundraising event by hosting the 8th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Series in Newport and Dewey Beach.

Both events helped raise $44,000 and feature over 637 registered runners and walkers (510 finishers), 50 + corporate sponsors, 21 volunteers and 20 emergency responders.

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March – 2017
Richey Elementary School
Newport, DE

Another inspiring morning at The Delaware KIDS Fund and Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc.. We had the pleasure of supporting amazing young minds from Mrs. Nicole Johnson's (Mrs. J!) Kindergarten and First grade class at Newport's Richey Elementary School. Our group was fortunate enough to pitch in (along with other local businesses) for the purchase of new iPads to help reinforce the learning experiences and engaging these amazing students who are kinesethic, visual, and/or auditory learners. The BEST PART, we had the chance to meet the kiddos today and watch them work their iPads. Support your community and support our next generation. If everyone pitches in and works together - the community we live, work and play in - will continue to be a powerful (and safe) place in the future.

December – 2016
Coat Delivery by Brian Sweeney

Longtime KIDS Fund Supporter Brian Sweeney visited the Delaware KIDS Fund and donated brand new coats, hats and gloves for dozens of local children in need. This is the 7th consecutive year Brian has visited, donated brand new coats, hats and gloves.

December – 2016
KIDS Fund Family Holiday Experience

The Delaware KIDS Fund worked with local agencies during the 2016 Holiday Season selecting four local, deserving families in need by providing Christmas gift for the children, financial assistance for the parents and a holiday meal for the entire family to enjoy. Working with partner agencies (Child, Inc., Lutheran Community Services and The Delaware Army National Guard) – the DE KIDS Fund was able to identify local families in need. The campaign was designed to inspire confidence and provide temporary relief for the Holiday Season. $11,700 of goods, services and gifts were provided in total.

November – 2016
Cape Henlopen Food Basket Donation

The Delaware KIDS Fund presented The Cape Henlopen Food Basket a gift for $1,000 for the 2016 Holiday Season. The Cape Henlopen Food Basket provides food support to more than 200 families each month, encompassing nearly 600 adults and children. This gift was timed to help the Cape Henlopen Food Basket prepare for higher food demand in the coming post-holiday winter months. Pictured (l to r): Bill Lower, HHA/DE KIDS Fund and Jon Devoll, CHFB. The Delaware KIDS Fund has donated $8,000 to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket since 2008.

August – 2016
2016 Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Series

The Delaware KIDS Fund continued the tradition of its longstanding summer fundraising event by hosting the 7th Annual KIDS Fund 5K in Newport and the Inaugural KIDS Fund 5K in Dewey Beach. Now known as the KIDS Fund 5K Series – held the first two weeks in August, both 5K's helped raise over $34,000 and feature over 478 runners and walkers, 67 corporate sponsors, 21 volunteers and 120 medalists. All funds raised from this series is placed back into the community towards emergency food programs intended for Delaware children.

June – 2016
Open Letter from Jada Stephens –
former KIDS Fund Tuition Program Recipient

In 2011, The Delaware KIDS Fund launched its Tuition Assistance Program and every year, The KIDS Fund selects 5 local students to support in their educational goals by offering financial assistance to be used towards tuition. One of the first recipients, Jada Stephens submitted a letter of appreciation recently. Congrats to Jada on all of her success! The Delaware KIDS Fund is proud!

May – 2016
Delaware Press Association Communications Contest
- 2nd Place Finish

"Communications Programs and Public Service Campaigns"

The Delaware KIDS Fund received a 2nd Place Finish in the Annual Communications Contest hosted by The Delaware Press Association for its Annual Appeal Campaign which raised over $34,000 in 2016. The Delaware KIDS Fund submitted for the Public Service Category identifying its campaign and described its formula for Donor Outreach. This formula was introduced in 2014 and helped increase campaign contributions by 168% since 2013!

January 2016
Delaware KIDS Fund Raises $34,007
During Year End Appeal

The DKF broke last year's "year-end appeal" record – by raising an all- time fundraising high of $34,007 during their annual appeal. The KIDS Fund beat their goal by $8,000 and since 2008, the KIDS Fund and Harvey, Hanna & Associates team has collected over $132,000 from their annual appeal. Held every year during the holiday season, the program was designed to combat the food insecurity issue amongst Delaware children. Currently, 1 in 5 kids suffer from food insecurity.

Thanks to these great families and organizations for helping fight hunger in Delaware.

December 14 – 2015
Delaware KIDS Fund Donates $1,000
to The Cape Henlopen Food Basket

Helping Kids in Sussex County: Jon DeVoll, Executive Director of the Cape Henlopen Food Basket (CHFB), accepts a $1,000 gift from The Delaware KIDS (Kids In Distressed Situations) Fund, a 501-c-3 non-profit organization that focuses on food security in Delaware. The Delaware KIDS Fund is administered by Harvey, Hanna & Associates (HHA) of Wilmington. The Cape Henlopen Food Basket provides food support to more than 200 families each month, encompassing nearly 600 adults and children. This gift was timed to help the Cape Henlopen Food Basket prepare for higher food demand in the coming post-holiday winter months. Pictured (l to r): Clare MacDonald, CHFB Volunteer; Bill Lower, HHA/DE KIDS Fund; Jon DeVoll, CHFB; and Linda Crowe, CHFB Volunteer. Donations of food to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket can be dropped off at 37510 Oyster House Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Tax-deductible cash donations can be mailed to CHFB, P.O. Box 168, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
The Delaware KIDS Fund has donated $6,000 to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket since 2008.

November – 2015
Wells Fargo Community Connections Program donates $1,000 to Delaware KIDS Fund

The teams from Delaware KIDS Fund and Harvey, Hanna & Associates were proud to receive a donation at the 2015 Greater Philadelphia / Delaware Community Connections Grant Program Presentation. Wells Fargo's Community Giving Program is an annual program where each of its retail banking stores explores the needs of their local communities and selects a nonprofit organization or school to receive a $1,000 grant. This year, Wells Fargo will award close to $300,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and schools throughout PA and DE.

August – 2015
The Delaware KIDS Fund Raises $22,632 for Delaware KIDS in Need at 6th Annual 5K Run/Walk

The Delaware KIDS Fund is pleased announce the 6th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Run/Walk recently hosted in Newport, DE helped raise $22,632 for Delaware kids in need. 287 registered runners and walkers participated in the annual event to help benefit the Delaware KIDS Fund on Saturday, August 1st. The amount raised is the largest amount collected in 6 years for the annual event.

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May – 2015
Delaware Press Association Communications Contest
- 3rd Place Finish

"Communications Programs and Public Service Campaigns"

The Delaware KIDS Fund received a 3rd Place Finish in the Annual Communications Contest hosted by The Delaware Press Associations for its Annual Appeal Campaign which raised over $22,000 in 2015. The Delaware KIDS fund submitted for the Public Service Category identifying its campaign and described its formula for Donor Outreach. The Delaware KIDS Fund increased donations by 83% versus 2013 by implementing a multiple tier call to action platform for its existing donor network.

January- 2015
Delaware KIDS Fund Raises $21,000 During Year End Appeal

The DKF broke an all-time KIDS Fund record by raising $21,000 during their annual appeal held in December. Each year during the Holidays, the DKF and Harvey, Hanna & Associates team focuses on raising funds for Delaware's hungry children as 1 in 5 suffer from food insecurity. 28 local businesses and 50 individuals helped the KIDS Fund beat their goal by $6,000. The total amount raised will help purchase 60,000 meals for local kids in need during the winter season.

Thanks to these great families and organizations for helping fight hunger in Delaware.

November - 2014
Donation to Cape Henlopen Food Basket

– New Castle, Delaware

William Lower (Delaware KIDS Fund & Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc.) and Ryan Kennedy (Delaware KIDS Fund and Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc.) presents Cape Henlopen Food Basket President, Jon Devoll and Cape Food Basket staff a check for $1,000. The donation was made just in time for the 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday. The Delaware KIDS Fund has donated over $5,000 to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket, since 2009.

September - 2014
Commercial Industrial Realty Council (CIRC) Donates $3,785 to Delaware KIDS

– New Castle, Delaware

CIRC Business Manager Janet Pippert & CIRC President John Birmingham present William Lower (Delaware KIDS Fund & Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc.) a check for $3,785. For the third consecutive year, The Delaware KIDS Fund was selected as the beneficiary from the annual CIRC Golf Outing held in late June.

Photos from the annual event, can be viewed here

September - 2014
New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Donates $2,000 To Delaware KIDS

– New Castle, Delaware

New Castle County Chamber of Commerce President Mark Kleinschmidt presents Ryan Kennedy (Delaware KIDS Fund & Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc.) a check for $2,000 to the Delaware KIDS Fund.

August 2, 2014
The Delaware KIDS Fund Celebrates the 5th Annual DE KIDS Fund 5K

– New Castle, Delaware

300 runners and walkers, 40 corporate sponsors, police, fire, EMT, and dozens of volunteers helped provide over 66,000 meals to hungry Delaware kids with the 5th Annual 5K. Presented by M & T Bank, MySherpa, United Water & Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. and hosted in Newport, Delaware is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing 5K's in the marketplace. This year's event featured fun amenities for the kids including facepainting, moonbounce, photo booth and mascot appearances by Rocky Blue Winkle from the Wilmington Blue Rock and YoUDee from University of Delaware.

Newport Mayor Michael Spencer served as the honorary starter for the race. Dan Feeney took home 1st Place honors and a $200 cash prize while Elizabeth Swierzbinski finished as the top female with a $200 cash prize.

July – 2014
Delaware KIDS Fund Donates Gift to Bridge of Hope for Summer Food Assistance

– New Castle, Delaware

The Delaware KIDS Fund recently donated a check for $1,000 to the Bridge of Hope Food Bank located at and operated by Calvary Baptist Church in Wilmington. The Bridge of Hope currently services 60 families in the Wilmington Area.

November 19, 2013
Donation to Cape Henlopen Food Basket

– New Castle, Delaware

Thomas Hanna, Delaware KIDS Fund President & Chief Operating Officer of Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. presents a $1,000 check to Cape Henlopen Food Basket. Picture, left to right, HHA/KIDS Fund representatives, William Lower and Ryan Kennedy, Food Basket Board member Jennie Hansen, Thomas Hanna and Food Basket President Jon DeVoll. The Cape Henlopen Food Basket serves 8,676 individuals, of which 2,995 are children.

November 18, 2013
Donation to Limestone Food Closet at Limestone Presbyterian Church

– New Castle, Delaware

Delaware KIDS Fund President, Thomas Hanna and KIDS Fund Program Coordinator, Ryan Kennedy present a check for $1,000 for the Limestone Food Closet located at and operated by Limestone Presbyterian Church. Accepting the KIDS Fund Donation are volunteers (left to right) Jane Hopkins, Gayle Annand, Pastors Bruce and Carolyn Gillette and church member, Mel Parsons.

November 15, 2013
Donation to Bridge of Hope Food Bank at
Calvary Baptist Church

– New Castle, Delaware

Delaware KIDS Fund President, Thomas Hanna presents a check for $1,000 to Reverend Ella Edwards for the Bridge of Hope Food Bank, located at and operated by the Calvary Baptist Church in Wilmington, Delaware. The Bridge of Hope currently services of 60 families in the Wilmington area. Also pictured is Councilman Penrose Hollins.

August 3, 2013
The 4th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K will have an impact on the local community raising over $18,000 for Kids In Distressed Situation.

– New Castle, Delaware

Hundreds of runners hit the streets of Newport on Saturday August 3rd for the 4th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K presented by Harvey, Hanna & Associates, MySherpa, Geico, ARS Fleet Service and Drinker Biddle. Over 300 runners and walkers took on what many on the 5K circuit consider one of the more challenges courses. Runners and walkers enjoyed pre and post-race festivities including music, food, beverages and raffles under a large tent at the James Street Tavern in Newport. Featuring popular Delaware Mascots YoUDee and Rocky Bluewinkle, massages by Therapeutic Massage and Wellness, creative coffees from Java Puppy and a Dunk Booth to help raise extra funds for the KIDS.

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February 27, 2013
Broker of the Year, donates $3,000 to
Delaware KIDS Fund.

– New Castle, Delaware

Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. (HHA) is pleased to announce that Dan Rattay of CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has been selected as its "2012 Broker of the Year". In recognition of Mr. Ratty's achievements, HHA will donate $3,000 in the name of CB Richard Ellis to The Delaware KIDS Fund.

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February 27, 2013
Delaware KIDS Fund donates $1,000
to Bridge of Hope Food Bank

– Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware KIDS Fund President, Thomas Hanna presents a check for $1,000 to Reverend Ella Edwards, Councilman Penrose Hollins and Deacon Garry Wilson for the Bridge of Hope Food Bank, located at and operated by the Calvary Baptist Church in Wilmington, Delaware.


2012 Annual Appeal

– New Castle, Delaware

We invite your support to help solve the challenge of food security in Delaware. It's regrettably true: 244,000 adults and children in Delaware do not have sufficient food -- each day, every day -- half of whom are children at risk. Contemplate that fact as we prepare to celebrate the holidays. This challenge is known as food insecurity.

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December 12, 2012
Delaware KIDS Fund Holiday Food Drive with Riley Cooper and Bob Kelly Feeds 12,000 Local KIDS In Need!

– Presented by M & T Bank, ARS Fleet Service, My Sherpa, 1290 The Ticket, Premier Wine & Spirits and Harvey, Hanna & Associates.

Held at James Street Tavern, in Newport, The 5th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund Holiday Food Drive helped feed over 12,000 local kids in need. The event featured Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver, Riley Cooper and former Flyer great, Bob "The Hound" Kelly. Everyone enjoyed live music, great tasting food and drinks, all for a great cause. The event also featured a fun "challenge" offered up by ARS Fleet Service Owner/Operator, Patrick Connell. Connell told Eagles WR that if Riley scored in the Thursday night game vs. the Bengals, ARS would donate $1,000. The next night, early in the second quarter and a 11 yards later, Riley hauled in a $1,000 touchdown catch! It was a great 24 hours for the Delaware KIDS Fund.

August 4, 2012
DE KIDS Fund 5K raised nearly $11,000 to help
the more than 120,000 hungry kids in our local
communities. A portion of the proceeds will also
be donated to the Limestone Presbyterian Church
Food Closet.

– Newport, Delaware

Presented by ARS Fleet Service, My Sherpa, Drinker Biddle and in partnership with UnitedHealthCare Community Plan, this annual 5K run/walk featured a Kiddie K before the start of the race, a misting tent for runners and a dunk tank - a nice treat on a hot day!

The after-party, held at James Street Tavern, included live music, coffee from Java Puppy and appearances by Rocky Blue Winkle and YoUDee. Michael Daigeaun and Kelly Horowitz, the overall male and female winners from the field of 280 runners, received Apple gift cards.

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February 8, 2012
DE KIDS Fund donates $1,000 to Jack & Jill
of America for Backpack Program.

– New Castle, Delaware

left to right:
Brenda Collins, Program Director,
New Castle County Jack & Jill of America, Inc.
Angela Lane, President,
New Castle County Jack & Jill of America, Inc.
Thomas J. Hanna, Vice President,
Harvey, Hanna & Associates; and Chair, Delaware KIDS Fund
Penrose Hollins,
New Castle County Councilman
Lauren Wilson, Chair - Community Services,
New Castle County Jack & Jill of America, Inc.
Edith Moyer, Team Advisor,
New Castle County Jack & Jill of America, Inc.

January 10, 2012
Broker of the Year, donates $3,000 to
Delaware KIDS Fund.

– New Castle, Delaware

Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. (HHA) is pleased to announce that Steve Italiano from CB Richard Ellis & Ken Musi of Musi Commercial Properties have been selected as the "2011 Brokers of the Year." In recognition of Mr. Italiano and Mr. Musi, HHA donated $3,000 in the name of CB Richard Ellis and Musi Commercial Properties to The Delaware KIDS (Kids In Distressed Situations) Fund. This charitable fund was established by HHA to support a wide array of causes for local youth, including support for hunger, shelter, and tuition scholarships.

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December 14, 2011 - 2011 Holiday Food Drive!

– New Castle, Delaware

For its fourth year, the nonprofit Delaware KIDS Fund had its Holiday Food Drive at the James Street Tavern on Wednesday evening. But the event never had such a pitchman - literally. The event's special guest was Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Vance Worley. Supporters crowded the tavern on Market Street in the heart of town and packed a 20-by-20 tent in its parking lot to meet and greet the California-born right-hander known as "The Vanimal."

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December 2, 2011 - 2011 Annual Appeal

– New Castle, Delaware

It's terrible but true: 200,000 adults and children in Delaware do not have sufficient food -- each day, every day -- half of whom are children at risk. This challenge is known as food insecurity. Now more than ever we need to accelerate our efforts. As we approach this Holiday season, Delaware KIDS Fund will continue its efforts to alleviate hunger in Delaware for children and their families. Demand at Delaware food banks continues to mount, with demand exceeding supply. Now more than ever we must help food banks through the holidays and into 2012.

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January 25, 2011

– New Castle, Delaware

Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. (HHA) is pleased to announce that Ken Parker of Newmark Knight Frank has been selected as its "2010 Broker of the Year." In recognition of Mr. Parker's achievement, HHA will donate $3,000 in the name of Newmark Knight Frank to The Delaware KIDS (Kids In Distressed Situations) Fund. This charitable fund was established by HHA to support a wide array of causes for local youth, including support for hunger, shelter, and tuition scholarships.

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December 15, 2010

– Newport, Delaware

The 3rd Annual Delaware KIDS Fund Holiday Toy Drive was held on Wednesday December 15th at James Street Tavern in Newport. All toys collected were donated directly to the Hill Top Lutheran Community Center in Wilmington. The toy drive also helped raise an additional $1,400 in donations during the event. Guests were encouraged to bring a toy or a $5 donation which was good for one complimentary drink and great tasting appetizers throughout the event.

Sponsors included; Harvey, Hanna & Associates, PODS, Premier Wine & Spirits, Sir Speedy of Newark and James Street Tavern.

December 7, 2010

– New Castle, Delaware

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce held their annual Holiday Hoorah Mixer and Silent Auction on December 7th at Embassy Suites in Newark, Delaware. A portion of the proceeds from the Silent auction went to the Delaware KIDS Fund. Pictured is Mark Kleinschmidt (President, NCCCC) presenting Thomas J. Hanna (Director, Delaware KIDS Fund) a check for $1,250 and Barbara Pettinella with Decorating Den Interiors, who was the event’s top bidder.

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November 29, 2010 – 2010 Annual Appeal

– New Castle, Delaware

It’s terrible but true: 200,000 adults and children in Delaware do not have sufficient food -- each day, every day -- half of whom are children at risk. The Delaware KIDS Fund has focused on food security in Delaware since its inception in 2008. The time is now to continue our progress. We invite all friends to support the Delaware KIDS Fund with our year-end campaign to support at-risk local youth.

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October 9, 2010

– Newport, Delaware

The Delaware KIDS Fund donated 50 tickets for the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club of Delaware to the Saturday, October 9th game between UD & Maine at Delaware Stadium.

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August 7, 2010
The Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Run/Walk for KIDS

– Newport, Delaware

The Delaware KIDS Fund held it's first 5K Run/Walk.

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June 29, 2010 - The Delaware KIDS Fund makes $1,000 donation to Cape Henlopen Food Basket

– Newark, Delaware

Thomas J. Hanna, chairman of the Delaware KIDS Fund and vice president of Harvey, Hanna & Associates Inc., presented a $1,000 gift to Cape Henlopen Food Basket June 29.

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June 29, 2010 – The Delaware KIDS Fund makes $1,000 donation to Delaware Guidance Services

– Newark, Delaware

Thomas J. Hanna, vice president of Harvey, Hanna and Associates and chairman of the Delaware KIDS Fund, presents a $1,000 gift to Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) at their Lewes, Delaware, clinic on June 29. DGS provides an array of mental health and guidance services for children, youth, and their families at five locations throughout Delaware. Pictured from left: Bonnie Bashelor, Cathy Rose, Kym Alvarado, Bruce Kelsey, Wayne Simon, all of DGS; and Thomas Hanna of the Delaware KIDS Fund.

November 18, 2009 – Delaware Food Bank

– Newark, Delaware

Continuing its efforts to help provide food security to families throughout the State, The Delaware KIDS Fund made a $1,000 contribution to the Delaware Food Bank on November 18, 2009.  Thomas J. Hanna, President & CEO of The Delaware KIDS Fund, presented the gift to Patricia Beebe, President & CEO of the Delaware Food Bank.  The Delaware Food Bank serves more than 90,000 adults and children throughout Delaware with operations located in Newark and Milford.

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November 18, 2009 – 2009 Annual Appeal

– New Castle, Delaware

We invite all friends to support the Delaware KIDS (Kids In Distressed Situations) Fund with our year-end campaign to support at-risk local youth. Expanding upon the momentum from its creation last year, the Delaware KIDS Fund had a productive 2009, helping at-risk children throughout Delaware.

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June 19, 2009 - Cape Henlopen Food Basket

– Nassau, Delaware

The Delaware KIDS Fund makes a $1,000 Gift to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket, Nassau, Delaware.

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May 28, 2009 – Our Lady of Grace Orphanage

– Newark, Delaware

The Delaware KIDS Fund makes a $3,000 Gift in Honor of Pat Gioffre, HHA Broker of the Year, to Our Lady of Grace Orphanage, Newark.

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February 13, 2009 – Crisis Bed Shelter

– Lewes, Delaware

The Delaware KIDS Fund makes a $1,000 Gift to Delaware Guidance Services for Children & Youth, Inc.  This gift was targeted to provide critical funding for the Crisis Bed Shelter, a local shelter for abused women and dependent children, in Lewes, Delaware.

January 15, 2009 – Bridge of Hope Food Bank

– Wilmington, Delaware

The Delaware KIDS Fund makes a $1,000 Gift to Bridge of Hope Food Bank, located at and operated by the Calvary Baptist Church, Reverend Vincent Oliver, Wilmington, Delaware.

November 20, 2008 – Letter from the Chairman

– New Castle, Delaware

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