As of March 24, 2020, Friendship House is in need of doughnuts, bread to make sandwiches, sandwich-sized and snack-sized plastic baggies, coffee, sugar, and creamer. If you can help with this, please contact the church so we can arrange delivery.
In an email sent on Tuesday, March 24, Executive Director Kim Eppehimer said:
In light of the lack of food options for those we are serving in Wilmington and Newark, we are in need of specific food supplies. Please consider these when you are going out for your own shopping – do not feel like you have to make a special trip.
One option is to buy doughnuts from the grocery store – for example Entenmann’s pre-packaged. We will put them in baggies to give out. This way, we can also store unopened boxes till further needed (vs. getting fresh ones from Dunkin Donuts.) Second option is to buy us bread to make sandwiches.
Also, if you are out shopping, we could use sandwich-sized baggies and snack-size baggies (for hard boiled eggs if we get them from UD this week.)
Thank you so much!!
Kim Eppehimer, Executive Director, Friendship House, A Way Home
Our own D-L Casson also noted that Friendship House could use coffee, sugar, and creamer. D-L went on to say, “The Friendship House coffee/doughnut grab-and-go just ended (it was from 7.30 – 9:00 a.m.). One person at a time got a cup of coffee and a doughnut or piece of fruit. It went well. I see Anthony disinfecting the tables and all surfaces as I write this. Our location (1 of 2) as a place with a porta potty in the parking lot (near Orange Street) is greatly appreciated. Folks are thanking me as I walk around to check things out. We are making a difference even though we are closed otherwise.”
About Friendship House, Inc. Since it first opened its doors 33 years ago, Friendship House has walked with thousands of individuals and families on their journey back to independent, self-sufficient lives. Their programs include: Daytime Empowerment Centers in Wilmington (at SsAM), Newark, Middletown and Millcreek, The Friendship House Clothing Bank, Men’s and Women’s Transitional Housing (including Andrews’ Place at SsAM), Winter Sanctuary, Meal Programs (Sunday breakfast at SsAM), and Financial Assistance. Friendship House strives to fill the gaps where other programs do not exist. We do not accept government funding, which allows us to remain flexible and react quickly to an ever-changing environment. Friendship House relies on the generosity of the community to fund our programs. Click here to visit the Friendship House website for the latest news of their efforts serving some of the most vulnerable. And think about signing up for the Highmark Walk on June 13, 2020, still scheduled at the moment. Go to their website, click on the Highmark link, and join the SsAM TEAM. You can be a virtual walker if you prefer. Questions? Contact Sharon Bryant or D-L Casson.