SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently donated $4,000 to the Food Bank of Delaware, which provides nutritious food to Delawareans in need and facilitates long-term solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty. For the fiscal year 2014-15, the organization distributed 1,199,792 pounds of food in Sussex County, 1,340,434 pounds in Kent County and 3,620,036 pounds in New Castle County.
“We appreciate all the work that the Food Bank of Delaware does in our community,” said Scott Kammerer, president and CEO of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware-based SoDel Concepts, which owns eight coastal-area restaurants, Plate Catering, the food truck Big Thunder Roadside Kitchen, and hospitality consulting and management divisions.
“We know how challenging it is to stay on top of such a growing issue. So many children depend on schools and the Food Bank for nutritious meals.” In addition making the donation, SoDel Concepts employees also volunteer at the Food Bank.
According to statistics on the Food Bank website, there are 122,310 food-insecure Delawareans. Some 71 percent have to choose between paying for food or utilities, and 30 percent have a household member who is either in the military or has served in the military.
SoDel Cares was established in 2015 so SoDel Concepts could continue the philanthropic endeavors of founder Matt Haley. The company is dedicated to helping those in need in the communities in which it does business.