Please Join Us for a 275th Anniversary Community Service Project on April 6!

Calling all volunteers -- we need your help! The 2023-24 school year marks the 275th anniversary of Wilmington Friends School. Throughout this year, we are celebrating our history while increasing opportunities to engage with the Wilmington community. Rooted in our history and practice of Quaker humanitarian service, we have chosen to reaffirm our commitment to addressing food insecurity and hunger in Delaware during this special anniversary year.
Wilmington Friends School 
275th Anniversary Community Service Project
Saturday, April 6, 2024; 8:30-11:00 am
Wilmington Friends School, 101 School Road, West Gym

Examples of activities to-date include:
  • Participating in the Plant A Row for The Hungry program through the Wilmington Friends School organic community garden at Bellevue State Park
  • The lower school Food on Fridays program, providing essential food items to those facing food insecurity and promoting a sense of community and compassion for our lower school students
  • Homecoming drive to benefit the Ministry of Caring, the mission of which is to serve the needs of the poor with dignity, respect and love
  • Middle School Pie Bake, in which students peel, slice, prepare, and box over thirty pies for Wilmington’s Sunday Breakfast Mission
  • The Emmanuel Dining Room Lunch Program, in which Wilmington Friends School families make lunch for 160-200 people in need on a monthly basis
April 6th Community Service Project
The culminating community service project for our 275th anniversary year will engage students, parents, staff, alumni, and community members with the goal of packaging 27,500 shelf-stable meals for families throughout Delaware. To complete this ambitious project, Wilmington Friends School will partner with The Outreach Program ( The Outreach Program will provide packaging supplies, packaging equipment, certified Food Safe Event Coordinators, and training for this assembly line-style event. Shelf-stable meals may include: macaroni and cheese, Spanish rice, rice and beans, cheese rice, pasta with tomato basil sauce, apple cinnamon oatmeal and/or minestrone soup.

To ensure that the 27,500 shelf-stable meals reach their intended recipients, Wilmington Friends School will partner with The Food Bank of Delaware ( for receipt and distribution. The Food Bank of Delaware solicits, warehouses and distributes food through a state-wide network of hunger-relief partners, including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, and other community food providers. We need your help to make this happen! Click here to register as a volunteer!

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