For its fourth year, the nonprofit Delaware KIDS Fund had its Holiday Food Drive at the James Street Tavern on Wednesday evening. But the event never had such a pitchman – literally. The event’s special guest was Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Vance Worley. Supporters crowded the tavern on Market Street in the heart of town and packed a 20-by-20 tent in its parking lot to meet and greet the California-born right-hander known as “The Vanimal.”
It’s terrible but true: 200,000 adults and children in Delaware do not have sufficient food — each day, every day — half of whom are children at risk. This challenge is known as food insecurity. Now more than ever we need to accelerate our efforts. As we approach this Holiday season, Delaware KIDS Fund will continue its efforts to alleviate hunger in Delaware for children and their families. Demand at Delaware food banks continues to mount, with demand exceeding supply. Now more than ever we must help food banks through the holidays and into 2012.