In May, 2022, we support feeding the People of Ukraine.
We encourage you to do this through financial donations to organizations that provide food relief to the people of Ukraine — The World Food Program and Chefs for Ukraine – World Central Kitchen. These organizations have responded to the Ukrainian Crisis by providing food assistance inside Ukraine and neighboring Countries.
Bring Groceries to Church
One way our congregation has risen to the challenge of fighting food insufficiency in our community is by bringing groceries to church. That effort continued in February. 80 cans of food were donated to St. Mark’s Methodist Church Pantry as part of our Souper Bowl tradition. Another 50 cans of soup along with many other food and non-food items totaling an estimated amount $500.00 were delivered to St. Stephens Lutheran Church Pantry.
Support Local Food Programs
Of course you can still donate food or money to your favorite local food program. We would love to hear from anyone who donates outside what you bring to SsAM. Please click here to let the church office know
Below is a list of organizations and pantries you might want to support.
The Advocacy Committee will really appreciate knowing about donations outside what you bring to the church. Please click here to let the church office know. The information will be used for the Parochial Report, which is submitted to the diocese each year. Names will not be used in the report but the information will reflect how much our parish family cares for our community!
Pantries We Recommend
Emmanuel Dining Room East
226 North Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE19801
Distributes meals 7d/wk
Food donations M-F 9-11:30
Emmanuel Dining Room West
121 North Jackson Street, Wilmington, DE 19805
Distributes meals 7d/wk including breakfast
Food donations M-F 9-11:30
Emmanuel Dining Room South
500 Rogers Road, New Castle, DE 19720
Distributes meals 5d/wk
Food donations M-F 9:30-11:30
To make a contribution to any of the Emmanuel Dining Rooms, click here to visit their website or call Sue Harris at 302-652-5523 to find out more about the Thoughtful Bread Cards.
Sunday Breakfast Mission
110 Poplar Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
You may also donate financially through www.sundaybreakfastmission.org
Food Bank of DE
222 Lake Dr. Newark, DE 19702
Donations: M-F 8:30 -4:00
Drop the food in the cardboard tote under the awning next to the barn
The Food Bank of Delaware also accepts financial contributions in many different ways. Click here to learn more.
Lutheran Community Services (LCS) Choice Pantry
2809 Baynard Blvd. Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 654-8886 x111
Monday through Thursday, 9-3
LCS at St. Stephens Lutheran Church
1301 N. Broom St.
Wilmington, DE 19806
Pantry hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri, 9-12
Produce distribution Wed 5-7
LCS at Unity Lutheran Church
2101 Lancaster Ave.
Wilmington, DE 19805
Pantry hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 9:30am – 11:00am
Hanover Presbyterian Church
1801 North Jefferson Street , Wilmington, DE 19802
They serve 40-50 families
Pantry is open Thursdays 8-10am
Donations: M-T 8-12am
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
1700 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19804
Pantry is open Wednesdays 1-2pm
Donations 11am – 2 pm
2021 Donations Were Remarkable!
Estimated number of volunteers involved = 103
Estimated number of new volunteers = 20
Estimated number of people served = 4,022
Thanks to everyone who participated. The numbers are impressive. A relatively small group of volunteers gave substantive time and money to those in need. We hope to continue and even grow the effort in 2022. Inflation is hitting food prices and both the poor and the food pantries will have increased needs.