Friends of the Newark Free Library

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Delaware Does More Food Drive



Delaware Does More 

Please join us in helping our neighbors.  Delaware Does More is a collaboration among local nonprofits, businnesses, schools, and faith-based organizations and others in the community to help Delawareans with three basic needs ?food, shelter, and utilities.

Thanks to you, The Friends of the Newark Library have collected over 4,500 pounds of food for the Delaware Food Bank since December of 2008. 

There is barrel for donations at the library check out desk.


We thank you for your continued support and generousity. 
















Items that are acceptable:

  • Canned meats: tuna, chicken, ham, etc.
  • Peanut butter
  • Pork & beans
  • Canned soups and stews
  • Fruit juice
  • Beverages: coffee, tea, hot cocoa mix,
  • Instant breakfasts,
  • soft drinks
  • Canned vegetables: green beans, corn, carrots, peas, mixed vegetables
  • Canned beans: pinto, kidney, Lima, etc.
  • Canned fruits: peaches, pears, mixed fruit(cocktail), pineapple, apricots, applesauce
  • Rice and rice mixes
  • Pasta and pasta mixes
  • Powdered milk, evaporated milk, Powdered creamer
  • Pancake/waffle mix
  • Baking mixes: biscuits, muffins, cakes
  • Cooking oil
  • Condiments: jams, jellies, spreads, ketchup, mustard, relish, bbq sauce, pickles, syrup
  • Powdered or liquid baby formula



Non-Food items are also important to the people we serve

  • Diapers
  • Toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Bar soap, liquid hand soap
  • Paper products: tissue, towels, toilet paper, paper plates, napkins, utensils



Sorry but we

cannot accept:


  • Baby food - the immune systems of infants are too delicate to take a chance on baby food.
  •  Homemade foods - since we cannot guarantee they are safe foods, we cannot distribute homemade foods.