Food Pantry

One in nine Delawareans are food insecure.

By distributing free meals and groceries, St. Patrick’s Center helps alleviate hunger and enables families to spend limited resources on other needs. Increased availability of resources alleviates household stressors that negatively affect childhood development.

One in six children in Delaware are food insecure.

St. Patrick’s Center provides free breakfasts, and emergency food distribution during the weekdays and one Saturday of each month. Groceries include a free meal and a mix of approximately three-days’ worth of dry goods, meat, dairy, bread, and fresh produce. Free Breakfast: Weekdays from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Free Groceries: Weekdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please bring a bag.

Senior Center

St. Patrick’s Senior Center

St. Patrick’s Center offers breakfast and lunch, engaging activities, and transportation to seniors. Our thriving community of seniors gathers at St. Patrick’s Center during the weekdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Seniors participate in fun activities, such as Bingo, cards, artmaking, and trips to local attractions. Free transportation is also provided to and from medical appointments.

Social Services

The challenges of financial instability can be overwhelming. Our dedicated case managers at St. Patrick’s Center help Delawareans navigate through some of the barriers presented by poverty. The program is funded by Community Service Block Grant Funding (CSBG) through the Division of Health and Social Services (DHSS). By identifying manageable steps, our case managers guide people along the path toward economic stability.

Drop-in hours:

Weekdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Clothes Closet

St. Patrick’s Center Clothes Closet

St. Patrick’s Center provides free clothing to people of all ages. From interview suits to underwear to shoes for children, we offer a variety of clothing items.

Visit our Clothes Closet weekdays between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

We appreciate donations. Please contact us if you have clothing items you would like to donate to St. Patrick’s Center.

Homeless Services

More than ever, affordable housing and living wages have become difficult to secure. A person working full-time might still be unable to afford rent, utilities, and groceries. Many of our neighbors are experiencing homelessness.

At Pt. Patrick’s Center we offer showers, and limited laundry vouchers, weekdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Over 3,000 Delawareans experience homelessness each year. St. Patrick’s Center provides food, clothing, access to laundry facilities, and assistance from social workers. As our neighbors continue working toward achieving economic independence, we support them by connecting them with a network of services.