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‘They’re all my brothers and sisters’: Sister Julie McCole gives her energy to Wilmington’s hungry

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Dialog reporter

 

WILMINGTON — For Franciscans, living in community is as much a part of their vocation as teaching, caring for the sick or, in Sister Julie McCole’s case, feeding the poor. Sister Julie finds community among the people who work and volunteer at the Emmanuel Dining Room West on Jackson Street, where she has been the director for the past five months, and from the people they serve.

She tries to share more than a meal with the men, women and children who line up each day for breakfast and lunch, about 550 meals a week. She offers a kind word, an encouraging smile. Read more »

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St. Mary Magdalen students help feed the hungry

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Staff reporter

 

WILMINGTON – Community service became a school project Jan. 29 at St. Mary Magdalen, where, for the fifth year, the student body and faculty joined together to help out the less fortunate. The school spent part of the morning preparing food for the Emmanuel Dining Room, then gathered in the afternoon to hear about the work done at the three dining room locations.

It was an impressive undertaking, from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The students and their families made 70 pounds of baked ziti, 40 pounds of fruit salad, 300 cupcakes and 149 brown-bag lunches for the Emmanuel Dining Room on Jackson Street in Wilmington. There were also 100 fleece scarves made by teacher Clare Moore, along with 120 goodie bags with coloring books, crayons and stickers. Read more »

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