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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 12th at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. For more information or to order tickets, click here.

 

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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Thank you Fairfield Inn and Suites

The Harry K foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank the Fairfield Inn and Suites for their support of the 2015 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 ...
Seaford Ice Donates and Supports the Harry K. ...

General Manger, Frank Dye has donated a certificate to be auctioned off at the Harry K. Ball on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The certificate is for a custom ice sculpture for your event and includes set up and delivery. This item has a value of $350 and can be bid on by anyone in the public. Log ...
Thank You Hampton Inn

The Harry K foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank the Hampton Inn for their support of the 2015 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. Fo...
Thank you Boardwalk Plaza and Victoria's Restaurant

The Harry K foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel and Victoria's Restaurant for their support of the 2015 Harry K Foundation Annual Christmas Ball. Without your support, the Harry K Foundation could not accomplish its goal to eliminate food insecurity ...
Why are we thankful?

The Harry K foundation is thankful to be situated in such a supportive and caring community. Many local businesses and individuals have now stepped up for three years in a row to ensure that no child has to go hungry in Sussex County. Without your support, the Harry K Foundation could not ...

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