Good neighbors caring about the health and well-being of those in need for over 90 years.


The Newark Area Welfare Committee (NAWC), an all-volunteer organization, in cooperation with community partners, is committed to helping Newark area families in crisis regain balance by providing them the necessities of life.

NAWC envisions a community where no one goes without food, shelter, heat and the other essentials of life.  

We are committed to being a trusted resource that establishes and supports diverse programs to provide the services our neighbors in crisis need. To meet this challenge we strive to identify new initiatives that will extend our reach and effectiveness.

Newark is a great community, one where we work together to help one another! You can continue to do your part by providing support to our neighboards in need. The most significant impact you can make this time of year is to give to NAWC's Annual Appeal.


Donate a turkey and/or canned goods for the 2018 Holiday Food Box Program

The Newark Area Welfare Committee’s Holiday Food Box Program requests your help in acquiring frozen turkeys and/or non-perishable food for the estimated 350+ food boxes we expect to assemble for local families in need this season.

If you purchase & store a turkey, please bring it to First Presbyterian Church of Newark (292 West Main Street) between 8:30–9:30 am Saturday, December 15.

If you have a non-perishable food for us, please deliver it to the church listed above by 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 13.

Fall 2018 Mobile Food Pantry


In September NAWC partnered again with the Food Bank of Delaware to host a mobile food pantry. Over 25 families were served and volunteers helped setup the mobile pantry and transport selections made by participating families. For more details, visit our Mobile Food Pantry page.

Attention: Recipients of shoe vouchers for K-Mart

As of August 30, K-Mart will no longer accept shoe vouchers at any of their stores due to the closer of the College Square location.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and we are working to identify other Newark-area stores which will accept the shoe vouchers. When new partners are identified, information will be communicated.

Newark Area Welfare Committee is a 501 (c)(3) charity and partner of the Food Bank of Delaware and Feeding America.