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Community Resources


 

Food Assistance

Programs like Meals on Wheels, Delaware 2-1-1, and General Assistance continue to operate.

Meals on Wheels

Continues to serve hot, nutritious meals to vulnerable Delawareans.

Delaware 2-1-1

United Way’s Delaware 2-1-1 hotline and website provides links to critical services, including food needs
Contact: Dial 2-1-1 or dial 1-800-560-3372; text your Zip code to 898-211

Division of Social Services

Food Supplement Program (SNAP) – Apply online for Delaware’s Food Supplement Program using the DHSS Assist website. Learn more on the Division of Social Services’ website.
Contact: 1-866-843-7212


 

Child Meal Programs

Find local meal sites throughout the state, offering meals for children.

Delaware Department of Education

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

 


 

Housing

Resources for Homeowners

Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) can help homeowners in Delaware who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic. Emergency mortgage assistance is available for qualified homeowners. Call DSHA toll-free at 1-888-363-8808 or visit www.destatehousing.com/covid19 for more information.  

 

Resources for Renters

As of August 10, DSHA is once again accepting applications for the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP). DE HAP provides financial assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours, or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Eligibility information and application materials for DE HAP can be found on DSHA’s website.

On July 1, Governor Carney released a modified order lifting the moratorium on foreclosure and eviction filings in place since March but ordered that all evictions would continue to be stayed to permit the Justice of the Peace Courts to determine whether the parties would benefit from a court-supervised mediation or an alternative dispute resolution program. Tenants who are being threatened with eviction by their landlords due to nonpayment of rent during the pandemic should contact the Delaware Legal Help Link at https://delegalhelplink.org/ or the Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) at http://www.declasi.org/ for assistance.

 

 


 

Volunteer and Donate

United Way of Delaware

United Way has launched a host of initiatives to help those in need:

United Way Volunteer Portal: Helps coordinate outreach and resources to those in need. Also find volunteer opportunities such as food distribution

Delaware Does More: COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund: Raising funds to address immediate needs

Delaware 2-1-1: Provides links to critical services, from housing and shelter information to transportation resources. Contact: 2-1-1 or 1-800-560-3372; text your Zip code to 898-211


 

Blood Donations

Whole blood, plasma and double red cell donations are critical right now. To help:

Blood Bank of Delaware

Social distancing and other precautions are being taken to ensure donor, staff and volunteer safety. If you are healthy and able to donate, make an appointment online.

American Red Cross of Delmarva

Daily blood drive from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Brandywine Town Center Community Building, 4050 Brandywine Parkway, Wilmington. Social distancing and other precautions are being taken to ensure donor, staff and volunteer safety. If you are healthy and able to donate, make an appointment online (use sponsor code “Brandywine”).


 

Medical Volunteers

Delaware Medical Reserve Corps

All medical personnel — including out-of-state, retired, or inactive — who wish to volunteer to assist Delaware’s response to COVID-19 should sign up through the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps (DMRC). Go to the ServDE link – which is the State’s emergency response database-and create a profile. You will be contacted by a DMRC representative. Providing complete contact and license information will expedite verifying your credentials. Questions can be directed to dmrc@delaware.gov.


 

Unemployment Benefits

Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance

Delawareans can file for unemployment benefits online.
For questions contact: uiclaims@delaware.gov or 302-761-8446


 

Funerals

During this unprecedented coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, funeral establishments must comply with Governor Carney’s emergency declaration, as well as all guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health. Funeral establishments are required to:

  • Follow routine infection prevention, especially when coming into contact with a decedent with confirmed or suspected COVID-19;
  • Practice use of standard precautions and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • Perform routine environmental cleaning;
  • Prohibit gatherings of ten (10) or more people, under the State of Emergency, until May 15, 2020 or the public health threat of COVID-19 has been eliminated (this includes the officiant and any other non-family members present during memorial services); and,
  • Advise funeral attendees of CDC guidance, such as encouraging those who are ill, and or at-risk (i.e. elderly and those who are immune-compromised), to stay home and following healthy habits such as social distancing, hand hygiene, covering cough and sneezes, etc.
  • In addition, the following guidance should be used to respectfully and compassionately care for the decedents during this distressing time:

 

Grocery Stores

Many have special shopping hours for seniors and other vulnerable populations and/or have adjusted their store hours. More information available at the Delaware Food Industry Council’s website.

 

Grocery stores with adjusted hours and dedicated shopping for elderly or those who are immunocompromised:

ACME

  • Special: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday for elderly, pregnant women, and immunocompromised persons
  • Adjusted: Individual stores may have changed overall hours

Aldi

  • Special: No senior shopping hours
  • Adjusted: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to allow for restocking and cleaning stores
  • Note: Individual stores may have more limited hours or be closed entirely

BJ’s

  • Special: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Sundays, “Appreciation Hour,” exclusively for those on the front lines of COVID-19 response. Must show a badge or ID that identifies you as first a responder or health care worker.
  • Special: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for senior shopping

Costco

  • Special: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Monday to Friday for senior shopping

Food Lion

  • Special: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday for senior shopping
  • Adjusted: Individual stores may alter hours

The Fresh Market

  • Special: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday for senior and vulnerable populations

Giant

  • Special: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. for senior shopping

Janssen’s Market

  • Special: Seniors, first responders, vulnerable groups, and caregivers can call 302-654-9941 to place orders and it will be delivered to you curbside

Lidl

  • Adjusted: Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to allow for restocking and cleaning
  • Special: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday for senior shopping

Produce Junction

  • Phone orders: Call 302-674-3080 at 7:00 a.m. and place an order to pick up

Redner’s

  • Adjusted: Hours are 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to allow for restocking and cleaning

Safeway

Shop Rite

  • Special: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily senior shopping
  • Adjusted: Shop at home delivery service; curbside pick-up

Target

  • Special: First hour each Tuesday and Wednesday for seniors and vulnerable populations
  • Adjusted: Closing by 9:00 p.m. daily (or earlier for certain stores) to allow for restocking and cleaning

Walmart

  • Adjusted: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. hours for 24-hour stores to allow for cleaning and restocking

Weis Markets

  • Special: No senior shopping hour
  • Adjusted: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. new store hours
  • Note: Discontinued online ordering with curbside pick-up

Zingo’s Supermarket

  • Special: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily for senior shopping

Share this video on grocery store special hours for vulnerable people (updated March 20, 2020)



 

Other Services

Recreational Camps

This document provides guidance for Recreational Camps that would like to open. The document is Reopening Phase for Recreational Camps COVID-19 Guidance.

Internet Options

Comcast has increased access to Internet Essentials. Read more about the initiative and qualifications here. To sign up visit the Internet Essentials website or call 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

For Nonprofits

The Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement has resources for nonprofits on their website.

Personal Finance

Find tips for Personal and Business Finance from the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.

Playground Guidance

This document provides for operators of facilities that have playground equipment. Click here for Playground Guidance document.






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