Ministry of Caring

Ministry of Caring serves communities in Delaware. We are a vibrant community of staff, volunteers, donors and diverse supporters united by a passion to serve the poor. Together, we gladly give of ourselves to fulfill the vision of our founder and executive director, Brother Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap., “the poor should never be treated poorly.”

$27,370 raised from 92 donors

Take this opportunity to fight hunger in our community by supporting the ministry through Do More 24 Delaware. Continue the Ministry of Caring’s mission of serving the poor with love, dignity and respect by helping us feed the hungry at Emmanuel Dining Room (EDR). EDR serves hot, nutritious meals at three locations in greater Wilmington every day with no questions asked.

EDR is the biggest social service program run by us. In 2020, EDR served 151,437 meals to those in need, supported by generous and compassionate people like you. In response to COVID 19, the ministry rapidly implemented program changes designed to meet the needs of the poor. On March 20, 2020 the communal dining rooms were closed, and EDR shifted to takeout meals. Volunteers groups ceased in person participation, and the ministry had to provide food, staff and takeout containers for 550 meals per day. Even with these challenges, EDR has successfully served all who are hungry, every day.  

To continue our important work, we are asking for your help.

What would $24 do for our organization?
We don’t serve green eggs with our ham, but ham is a staple of the morning Emmanuel Dining Room breakfast!  $24 supplies diced ham for one morning’s breakfast for 100 people.              
 
What would $48 do for our organization? 
Eggs are so nutritious they’re often referred to as “nature’s multivitamin.” $48 purchases a case of eggs and serves 100 people.  Help others start the day on a healthy note! 
 
What would $124 do for our organization? 
When our dining rooms temporarily closed due to COVID 19, we turned to takeout meals. $124 buys 600 biodegradable and recyclable takeout food containers for all three dining rooms.

What would $248 do for our organization?
Quiet one day’s hunger pangs for 81 of the men, women and children who visit Emmanuel Dining Room each day.  $248 buys a nutritious meal for 81 of the people who are served with kindness and respect and are asked no questions.  Your generous donation benefits our community and brings a feeling of goodwill.


About Ministry of Caring

Mission: Ministry of Caring serves communities in Delaware. We are a vibrant community of staff, volunteers, donors and diverse supporters united by a passion to serve the poor. Together, we gladly give of ourselves to fulfill the vision of our founder and executive director, Brother Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap., “the poor should never be treated poorly.”

We run social services programs around the area, including Emmanuel Dining Room, Job Placement Center, Childcare centers, and emergency shelters.