Seton Center Emergency Food Pantry

How Catholic Charities Helps


The emergency pantry serves hundreds of households annually. Staffed by volunteers and stocked with donated food and USDA commodities, the pantry provides 3-4 days of food for persons who are in crisis and cannot buy food. Distributions are typically valued at $70 to $80 per household.


Persons can pick up food bags 4 days a week Mondays through Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.



How To Get Help


For more information, please contact Seton Center.


Seton Center

30632 Hampden Avenue

PO Box 401

Princess Anne, Maryland




How You Can Help


Seton Center welcomes volunteers of all ages.  Volunteers bag groceries for distribution, and stock the shelves with donated goods.  Call Seton Center to see what current opportunities are available.  Volunteers must apply and be interviewed prior to begin work.


Make a donation of food.  Seton Center 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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