Delaware Opportunities is scheduling a Thanksgiving Dinner to be served at all dining centers on Friday, November 17th at 11:30 a.m. for a suggested donation of $4.00 for seniors age 60 and over, $5.00 for non-seniors. Those with incomes above 185% of poverty (which is $22,311 for a single person household, or $30,044 for a two person household) are asked to donate $7.38 (the full cost of the meal). Reservations for the turkey, pumpkin pie and trimmings dinner are appreciated the day before.
Lynda Hitt, Delaware Opportunities Housing and Community Development Director, received a plaque for serving on the Board of Directors of the New York State Rural Housing Coalition from 2011-2017. The Coalition is comprised of Rural Preservation Companies throughout New York State, to advocate for funding of housing programs in rural areas.
On September 15th, a donation of approximately 650 pounds of beef and 120 pounds of pork was received from Wayne Bank. The meat was donated to the Delaware Opportunities Food Pantry network and the Senior Dining Program. Pictured are Heidi Pickett, VP Stamford Office; Rick Angerer, Senior Dining Project Director; and Kelly Short, Food Bank Coordinator.
Many thanks to Wayne Bank for such a generous donation!
Delaware Opportunities Head Start is currently recruiting children who will be 3 or 4 for the 2017-2018 school year. Centers are geographically dispersed through the county. Transportation is available for most enrolled children. Families must generally meet low income guidelines; however, 10% of children can be served regardless of income.
Did you know CACFP reimburses child care settings for serving nutritious food to children in child care homes and centers, especially those in low-income areas?
Delaware Opportunities is recruiting volunteers to assist with the delivery of meals from six senior dining centers to homebound elderly. Reimbursement for privately owned vehicles at 54 cents per mile is available. Ideally, a club or civic group is needed ...