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Emmanuel Dining Room Auction Raffle

Lucky trio wins Emmanuel Dining Room Raffle

Congratulations to our Emmanuel Dining Room Raffle winners – and thanks to all our supporters who bought tickets.

Nick Alaburda of Wilmington won the grand prize of $10,000, Jayne and Ben Balick of New York City won second place of $2,000, and Nick DeAngelis of San Clemente, California, won the $1,000 third prize.

Executive Director Brother Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap., Director of Development Priscilla Rakestraw and Annie Halverson, Executive Assistant/Paralegal, drew winning tickets June 15 at the Ministry of Caring building at 115 East 14th Street in Wilmington.

Raffle proceeds support Emmanuel Dining Room’s three locations, where all who are hungry are welcomed and fed with dignity, respect and no questions asked.

Emmanuel Dining Room, which served takeout meals from the start of the pandemic until early April, has resumed dine-in meals and needs volunteers to help prepare and serve food, as well as clean up after meals. We also need more meal partners – from faith groups to families to businesses – to prepare and serve one meal a month at the Emmanuel Dining Room location of their choice.

To learn more about volunteering, your group becoming a meal partner or needed food donations, call Emmanuel Dining Room Program Director ReeNee LaFate at (302) 652-3228. She also can provide information about needed food donations

Serving nearly 135,000 meals a year, Emmanuel Dining Room also relies heavily on donors’ financial support.

Tax-deductible gifts in checks payable to the Ministry of Caring, with Emmanuel Dining Room in the memo line, may be sent to 115 East 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801-3209. Automatic monthly donations, which help secure operating costs, are easy to make from our main page of this site under “GIVING OPTIONS” – and you can designate your gift to feeding the poor!


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