DOVER, Del. (CBS) — Since the start of the pandemic, the Food Bank of Delaware has been a lifeline for tens of thousands of people who lost their jobs, or just can’t make ends meet. Ukee Washington shows us in this week’s story of Brotherly Love, introduces us to a volunteer who helps it all run.
At Dover International Speedway, a different kind of race– a race against hunger.
“This may be the only food they get all month,” Bert Ferguson said.
Bert Ferguson, a real estate broker in Dover, volunteers here each month, helping the Food Bank of Delaware pack and load nutritious food at the drive-thru pantry.
“It’s pretty jarring because you don’t realize the food shortage until you see it in person,” Ferguson said.
This is the 27th drive-thru pantry the food bank has held since the pandemic began and the demand is not slowing down.
On this day, close to 1,000 cars came. They had to turn some away.
“We had people arrive as early as 6