Food Bank of Delaware to announce a $400,000 donation in Newark today

The Food Bank of Delaware will formally announce the new Corteva Agriscience™ Farm at the anti-hunger organization’s future home at 222 Lake Drive in Newark on Tuesday, June 5.

NEWARK (DE): Thanks to a $400,000 donation originally from DuPont and now from Corteva Agriscience™, the Food Bank of Delaware has begun to lay the roots on a new four-acre farm featuring two high tunnels and a propagation house. By fiscal year 2022, the Food Bank will grow 60,000 pounds of produce on site that will support a 100 share CSA, retail sales and surplus produce to Food Bank of Delaware hunger-relief programs.

Through the Corteva Agriscience™ Farm, the Food Bank of Delaware will also launch a new workforce training program in agriculture this fall that will enable the organization to train five students annually for jobs in the agricultural industry. This program will operate alongside the Food Bank’s current food service workforce training program, The Culinary School, and a future program in warehousing and logistics.

Following the formal announcement, culinary students will prepare a local farm to table breakfast.

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