The Carl and Constance Ferris Charitable Foundation has once again generously honored our work with the Backpack Programs in Kent County. The Food Pantry received a $20,000 donation to be used to purchase food for the 295 Kent County Public School students presently receiving weekend “Backpack” food.

For fiscal year 2017, the Food Pantry purchased over $28,000 of food to assist the four local programs serving our schools – Galena, Garnet, and Rock Hall Elementary Schools, and Kent County Middle School.. This charitable gift therefore makes a huge contribution towards enabling the Pantry to continue our mission of helping children who live with food insecurity.