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Emmanuel Dining Room

Emmanuel Dining Room East

226 North Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE 19801-3934 Founded: 1980


Emmanuel Dining Room West

121 North Jackson Street, Wilmington, DE 19805-3670 Founded: 1979


Emmanuel Dining Room South

500 Rogers Road, New Castle, DE 19720-1398 Founded: 1987

Emmanuel Dining Room helps alleviate the immediate needs of Delaware’s hungry with nutritious meals served at no cost and with no questions asked. The program operates at three locations in economically depressed areas of Wilmington and New Castle, Delaware. At the heart of Emmanuel Dining Room lies the faithful ongoing support of members of nearly 100 churches, synagogues, businesses, and civic groups who prepare and serve meals on a rotating basis.

Every day of the year, guests of Emmanuel Dining Room are seated in a clean, cheerful dining room and served a nutritious meal in restaurant fashion. An average of 550 meals are served every day. All who come through its doors are warmly welcomed.

Nearly one-third of Emmanuel Dining Room’s operating budget is provided by United Way and Combined Federal Appeal contributions. The EDR Direct Designation Number is 0295.

To donate to EDR through the Combined Federal Campaign (DE), select 633807.

To donate to EDR through the Combined Federal Campaign (Chesapeake Bay), select 63380.

John and Jeannette Richart of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church help prepare a meal for guests at Emmanuel Dining Room.

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