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Emmanuel Dining Room seeks vaccinated volunteers to bring back sit-down meals to Wilmington and New Castle locations

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At Emmanuel Dining Room West, which the ministry created from a former city fire hall, Program Director ReeNee LaFate explains to Msgr. Steven P. Hurley, center, and Bishop William Koenig, to his left, how the ministry’s unique, ecumenical network of churches, synagogues, temples, congregations and other groups take turns providing nutritious meals served to the homeless, poor and newly unemployed. Ministry Founder and Executive Director Brother Ronald Giannone, at right, hosted the bishop and vicar general for a tour of ministry programs, all centered around his core belief that “the poor should never be treated poorly.” To learn more about the Ministry of Caring, visit ministryofcaring.org. Photo courtesy Ministry of Caring.

Emmanuel Dining Room, the Ministry of Caring program which offers nutritious daily meals to the poor, homeless and unemployed, is seeking fully vaccinated volunteers and meal partners to help reopen their three sites for daily sit-down meals.

Faith groups, clubs and other organizations can help by becoming meal partners, preparing one meal a month, and serving. Individuals can help by setting tables, welcoming guests, serving meals, and cleaning up.

Emmanuel Dining Room West is located at 121 N. Jackson St., Wilmington; Emmanuel Dining Room East is located at 226 N. Walnut St., Wilmington and Emmanuel Dining Room South is located at 500 Rogers Rd., New Castle.

For more information on how to become involed, contact program director ReeNee LaFate, at (302) 652-3228 or mlafate@sacredheartvillage2.org.