Lewes couple donates to Cape Henlopen Food Basket

Miller foundation donates $250 to Cape Food Basket, among others
Micheal and Denise Miller present a check for their donation of $250 to Cape Henlopen Food Basket President Jon Devoll, center. The Cape Food Basket was one of three organizations the Miller Foundation donated to last weekend. BY TAGGART HOUCK
July 30, 2014

Micheal Miller announced at his 21st annual picnic he would donate $250 to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket, among others through his foundation.

“We're just trying to help wherever we can,” said Miller. “Twenty years ago, we were in need.”

The Miller Foundation also donated to Jusst Sooup Ministry and Kingdom Christian Academy at the picnic through their foundation.

In addition to the money, the Millers stocked Food Basket President Jon Devoll's car with canned goods and other nonperishable food items.

"We appreciate him thinking of the food basket and helping the people who need help," said Devoll, who was on hand for the event's live musical performances and moon bounces for children.

Devoll says the donation will be used to buy nonperishable or frozen food items. He says all 85 Food Basket staffers are volunteers and any money the service receives is used to pay for food or utilities.

Founded in 2002, the Food Basket is a nonprofit serving residents of the Cape Henlopen School District who need temporary food assistance.

The service is sponsored by the Lewes-Rehoboth Association of Churches and is located below the LRAC Community Resource Center on Oyster House Road in Rehoboth Beach.

The Food Basket is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact them at 302-227-3528.