Casa San Francisco Food Cooperative


How Catholic Charities Helps


Catholic Charities food cooperative program at Casa San Francisco in Milton is available to households in Sussex County.


Currently, distribution sites are located in Milton, Georgetown, Lewes, Slaughter Neck, Long Neck, and Bethany Beach.


The food cooperative program also provides menus and information on nutrition, shopping on a budget, and meal planning.  Members can also participate in workshops that the site holds on a regular basis.



How To Get Help


Participants must be income qualified. You must make an appointment with Catholic Charities in order to be qualified.


Please bring the following INCOME information with you to your appointment:

  • Employment—1 month of pay-stubs
  • Monthly check of Social Security/Pension or Disability
  • SSI—1 month
  • AFDC—1 month
  • Child support stubs—1 month
  • Unemployment Compensation—1 month
  • Food Stamp Card
  • No Income—Please sign the No Income Declaration


If your checks are directly deposited, a copy of your bank statement will be accepted. You can black out all information except for your name, address, and the line stating the direct deposit amount.

The Delaware Food Bank requires that income be verified every 6 months


For more information, please contact Casa San Francisco.


Casa San Francisco

PO Box 38

127 Broad Street

Milton, DE 19968

Phone: 302-684-8694



How You Can Help


The food cooperative welcomes volunteers of all ages.  Volunteers bag groceries for distribution and stock the shelves with donated goods.  Call Casa San Francisco to see what current opportunities are available.  Volunteers must apply and be interviewed prior to begin work.


Make a donation of food.  Casa has the ability to store perishable and non-perishable food items.  When your supermarket is having a “Buy one, get one free” sale, donate that free item to Catholic Charities.  Please call ahead to make arrangements if you plan to donate perishable items such as produce or frozen meat.


You can organize a food drive. Ask your family, neighbors, church, or civic group to donate nonperishable and shelf-stable food items.


Suggested items for donation include

— canned goods like spaghetti, tuna, salmon, beef stew, corned beef hash, beans, soups, vegetables and fruit

— boxes of pasta, macaroni and cheese, crackers, cereal, oatmeal, and pancake mix

— jars of peanut butter and jelly

— juice, coffee, tea, hot cocoa mix, instant breakfasts

— shelf-stable milk – either dry or evaporated

— condiments like spreads, ketchup, mustard, relish, barbecue sauce, pickles and syrup


Click here to donate to our food distribution efforts using a credit card.  You may also send a check to Catholic Charities, 2601 W 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805, and designate Food Distribution on the check memo line.


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