Food distributions will be held in Dover, Wilmington and Seaford on May 7

The Salvation Army of Delaware will hold a drive-thru, food distribution in all three counties across the state Thursday, May 7.

For the massive food distribution on Thursday, community members will be asked to provide proof of Delaware residency and have trunk space available and accessible.

Boxed food will be placed in the trunk or back of each vehicle. To maintain a standard of hygiene and social distancing, drivers should remain in their vehicles.

Times and locations are listed below: 

• New Castle County – 105 W. 5th Street, Wilmington, (Use 5th Street only). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• Kent County – 611 Forest St. Dover, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• Sussex County – 22318 Sussex Hwy. Seaford, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Capt. Timothy Sheehan, Salvation Army Delaware coordinator, said that food insecurity has always been a front-line service for The Salvation Army. But the COVID-19 pandemic has broadened the scope and gravity of the need.

“We have seen a tremendous increase in recent food requests and the difficulties many are facing as a result of the current pandemic. Many have been laid off or have lost their jobs altogether," Sheehan said.