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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, and there are no questions asked.
Emmanuel Dining Room helps alleviate the immediate needs of Delaware’s hungry with nutritious meals served at no cost. 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.
Bring food donations to Emmanuel Dining Room West at 121 North Jackson Street between the hours of 7:30 AM and 2:30 PM, or call Program Manager ReeNee LaFate to arrange a delivery time. ReeNee can be reached at (302) 652-3228.
Click here to see Title 10 Section 8130, “Exemption from liability for donation of prepared food.”
You may designate donations to the Ministry of Caring by contributing through United Way at your workplace. Nearly one-third of Emmanuel Dining Room’s operating budget is provided by United Way and Combined Federal Campaign of the Chesapeake Bay Area. On the pledge form, please use the EDR Direct Designation Number, 0295.
To donate to EDR through the Combined Federal Campaign (Chesapeake Bay), select 63380.
There are many ways to fundraise for Emmanuel Dining Rooms:
226 North Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE 19801-3934 (302) 652-2577
121 North Jackson Street, Wilmington, DE 19805-3670 (302) 652-2576
500 Rogers Road, New Castle, DE 19720-1398 (302) 577-2951