Milford Food Bank of Delaware Opens

Food Bank Delaware Milford Ribbon Cutting
Food Bank of Delaware Milford Facility Ribbon Cutting
(from lefr) State Senator Dave Wilson, FBD CEO Cathy Kanefsky, Kent County Levy Court Commissioner Jody Sweeney, Frank (Fresh) Coverdale, State Treasurer Colleen Davis, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, and FBD Board Chair Steve Thompson.

Ribbon Cutting at New Milford Food Bank Facility

The Food Bank of Delaware (FBD) marked the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service holiday on Monday, January 15, 2024 by officially cutting the ribbon on their new 70,000-square-foot facility in Milford!

Ted Williams, President of Landmark Science & Engineering was among the more than 400 guests on hand for the grand opening festivities. After the ribbon was cut, Perdue Chicken delivered the first donation to the facility – two truckloads of chicken – weighing in at more than 83,000 pounds. Attendees also participated in a Day of Service project, packing meal bags for the Food Bank of Delaware’s weekend meal program for kids, the Backpack Program.

First volunteers from Landmark
Volunteers from Landmark (from left) Joe Marvasi, Janet Pippert, Mike Briscoe and Craig Lynch.

The Food Bank of Delaware expressed their gratitude to the community who made it possible for them to BUILD HOPE in Milford! Doors opened to the public on Tuesday, January 16 at 102 Delaware Veterans Blvd., Milford, DE 19963.

Ted Williams was pleased to take part in this momentous occasion, which, for him, started nearly three years earlier with the planning for the new facility after expansion at the 222 Lake Drive, Newark facility was completed. Landmark is extremely pleased to have been a part of the planning, site/civil design and construction of this new Milford facility. See more about our project.

First Group of Volunteers: Design & Construction Team Members

First Group of Volunteers at Milford Food Bank of Delaware
The design and construction team members from Landmark Science & Engineering, Becker Morgan Group and Whiting-Turner Contracting were the first group to volunteer at the new Milford Food Bank of Delaware facility.
Food Bank Delaware - Milford Facility
Jeff Chapin of Whiting-Turner provides a tour of the new facility.

On Tuesday, a joint group of the project’s design and construction team members (from Landmark, Becker Morgan Group and Whiting-Turner Contracting Company) braved the elements of our first snow event to be part of the first group of  volunteers at the new facility. Landmark staff enjoyed the camaraderie of working hand in hand with staff from Whiting-Turner, who provided CM services, and Becker Morgan, the project architect, to fill hundreds of bags for the weekend Backpack Program.  Whiting-Turner’s Jeff Chapin finished the day with a tour of the large new facilities.

Learn More

FBD Packaging Training
Volunteers get instruction from Taylor (right) on “how many engineers it takes” to work the bag sealing machine.

If you would like to learn more about the cold storage, classrooms, culinary and warehouse/logistics, and other indoor and outdoor facilities including the 3.5-acre garden for fresh foods to be grown, or the $7 million of ARPA funds provided by Delaware’s Congressional Delegation, and why U.S. Senator Tom Carper bid a ‘Bravo Zulu’ to everyone that had a hand in this project – check out the Food Bank’s Press Release,

Get Involved!


Jeff Chapin-WT give tour of new facility
Jeff Chapin points out the Culinary Room which can be seen through the window.

To find out how to get involved at the new facility including volunteer opportunities, hours for the new Healthy Pantry Center, and café, visit Applications are also currently being accepted for the Food Bank’s culinary training programs and for the first-ever warehousing/logistics training program at the Milford branch. The next class starts Monday, January 29. To learn more, visit

Volunteer Teamwork
Team Work! Whiting-Turner and Landmark pack Backpack food bags into boxes.
Mike Briscoe - first group of volunteers
Mike Briscoe volunteers after completing the civil engineering design on the project.
Backpack Bags of Food
Craig Lynch and Joe Marvasi show completed Backpack bags.