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The Harry K Foundation
313 South Boardwalk
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone: 302-226-0675
Email: karenfrancis@harrykjewelry.com

“About 17,500 different people receive emergency food assistance in any given week. 44% of the members of households served by The Food Bank of Delaware are children under 18 years old.”

- The Food Bank of Delaware

 

Please join us for the second annual Harry K Foundation Christmas Ball to be held on December 6th at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. For more information or to order tickets, click here.

Last year, the Christmas Ball was able to raise over $80,000!

 

The Harry K Foundation was established on the beliefs and principles of its creator Harry Keswani. Harry was born in England, his parents were both from India, and through them he learned of the devastating effects of poverty and starvation, especially for children. For years he worked together with a friend in India, a homeopathic doctor, to bring necessary care to those suffering in poverty in his native country. Harry’s beloved friend passed away a few years ago and he was left with a personal void, as well as an undying need to help those less fortunate. He was shocked and unnerved to hear of the rising problem of hunger and poverty in his local community. He was even more disturbed to hear that many school children consume their only meals while attending school, and will often go hungry in the evening and on weekends.

According to the USDA, with a population of just over 900,000 in Delaware the number of persons participating in SNAP for the 2012 Fiscal Year is 148,257. The number of households participating in SNAP in the 2012 Fiscal Year is 69,564. The average monthly benefit per person in 2012 was $127.36. The average monthly benefit per household for 2012 was $271.42. The household percentage of food insecurity from 2009-2011 was 10.9% of the total population, and an estimated 4.3% of Delawareans were experiencing very low food security.

 

“This is about the children in our area--in Southern Delaware--who don’t have enough to eat. We must work together to care for our children.”

- Harry K

To donate to the Harry K Foundation, please click here.

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The Harry K Foundation 2nd Annual Christmas Ball has ...

The Harry K Foundation is proud to announce that the 2nd Annual Christmas ball is sold out for this coming Saturday, December 6th. Thank you to all of our sponsors and committee members who have helped make this possible. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday! "We are so grateful for ...
Thank you Schell Brothers!

The Harry K foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank The Schell Brothers for their support as a Diamond Sponsor of the 2014 Harry K Foundation Annual Christmas Ball. Without your support, the Harry K Foundation could not accomplish its goal to eliminate food insecurity for the ...
Thank you Cape Gazette!

The Harry K foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank The Cape Gazette for their support of the 2014 Harry K Foundation Annual Christmas Ball. Without your support, the Harry K Foundation could not accomplish its goal to eliminate food insecurity for the children of Sussex County. F...
Thank you WGMD!

The Harry K foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank WGMD, The Talk of Delmarva, for their support of the 2014 Harry K Foundation Annual Christmas Ball. Without your support, the Harry K Foundation could not accomplish its goal to eliminate food insecurity for the children of ...
Thank you Delmarva Public Radio!

The Harry K foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank Delmarva Public Radio for their support of the 2014 Harry K Foundation Annual Christmas Ball. Without your support, the Harry K Foundation could not accomplish its goal to eliminate food insecurity for the children of Sussex ...