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The tangible impact of the Southern Delaware Wine, Food, & Music Festival is far-reaching. Not only, shining a spotlight on the culinary excellence, brilliant artisans, and passionate community of Delaware's beach coast - the festival continues to uphold a strong commitment to pay it forward through charitable contributions to local non-profit organizations. 

Chances are you, or someone you know, has benefited from one of these great organizations - and we encourage you to learn more about them to see how the Southern Delaware Wine, Food, & Music Festival is helping our community grow and thrive!

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Meet Our 2023 Beneficiary
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Head Start Delaware

Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society - and great futures begin with a Head Start!

Head Start and Early Head Start are high-quality early childhood education programs for children birth to 5 years old, offered at no cost to qualifying families.  Our goal is to help children, from disadvantaged households, gain a love of learning that prepares them for success in kindergarten and beyond, promote healthy development, and strengthen families with concrete resources - so every child has the skills they need to thrive to their full potential.

Education: Children’s readiness for school and beyond is fostered through individualized learning experiences. Children progress in social skills and emotional well-being, along with language and literacy learning, and concept development

Health: All children receive health and development screenings and nutritious meals. Programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure that children are receiving the services they need.

Family Support: Parents and families are supported in achieving their own goals, such as strong parent-child relationships, housing stability, continued education, and financial security. 

Equity & Inclusion: We embrace diversity and welcome children and families of all backgrounds and abilities including those with special needs. Our staff are fluent in English, Spanish, and Creole.


children, ages birth to 5 years old, receive support each year.


whose household income is 100% below Federal Poverty Level.

society benefit return for every $1 invested in early childhood education
Past Beneficiaries
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