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Coldwell Banker partners with Hocker’s in Millville to collect food for the Healthy Food Drive May 2-10

Apr 30, 2014

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced the launch of its second annual effort to collect and distribute more healthy food to families across lower Delaware through its Families Living United Healthy Food Week which launches Friday, May 2.

Assisting in the focus and initiative of United Way along with Molly Shattuck of Vibrant Living, the aim is to expand access to nutritious foods for low-income individuals and communities who lack the resources necessary to consume a healthy and consistent diet. Food insecurity is correlated with an increase to illness and negative health outcomes like diabetes, heart disease and childhood obesity. It is also shown to slow cognitive development among children - affecting their ability to succeed in school and beyond.

Spring and summer months are an extremely slow time for food donations, leaving shelters, food banks and pantries, as well as soup kitchens with empty shelves. But the need for healthy food is greater than ever. United Way’s Families Living United Healthy Food Week (May 2-10) is a multi-faceted, week-long effort during which children, adults, workplaces, chefs and politicians will collaborate to make healthy food more available for families and communities lacking it

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Bethany Beach has partnered with Hocker’s Grocery at the corner of Route 26 and Route 17 in Clarksville to collect food that will benefit local area food banks. Pre-packaged bags of food will be ready and available for purchase Saturday and Sunday May 2-3, making it easy to participate and contribute.

All healthy food donations will support people facing poverty in the local community in which they are collected. The public can get involved by: dropping off healthy food at Coldwell Banker in Bethany Beach; purchasing pre-packaged healthy food donations from Hocker’s May 2-10; or leaving a bag of healthy food by a home mailbox Saturday, May 10, for Stamp Out Hunger (letter carriers volunteer to collect these donations).

“Hunger is a serious issue we need to address in our community particularly during the summer when kids are not in school getting breakfast, lunch and sometimes even dinner. We are very proud to be a part of this great cause,” said Paul Fedynich, Broker.

For a recommended food list, more info or to drop off healthy food please call 302-539-1777

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