Check out our news archive! First U prepares and delivers food to Emmanuel Dining Room once a month. Explore our past news items below.

Winter & the First U Emmanuel Dining Room Team

It may be cold and covid-y (is that a word yet? :-), but the First U EDR team continues to provide monthly meals to Emmanuel Dining Room on the 19th. During the kitchen renovations and because of covid we have been preparing our meals in homes rather than at church, and have streamlined our Chicken ......

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November Special Collection: Emmanuel Dining Room

Thank you all for your generosity last Sunday. We raised $2,300 for our EDR cooking program! The entire First U EDR team and the staff at EDR are deeply appreciative of your support, and wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving season....

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November Special Collection: Emmanuel Dining Room

On Sunday, November 14th, our special collection will be to fund our annual efforts for the Emmanuel Dining Room (EDR). Please consider giving to this long-standing (almost 40 years!) project of our church. This once-a-year collection provides First U’s annual budget for grocery supplies, to feed lunch to over 200 men, women, and children in ......

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Christmas Eve Special Offering: Emmanuel Dining Room

The Christmas Eve special offering at both services will fund our annual efforts for the Emmanuel Dining Room (EDR). This once-a-year collection provides our entire year’s budget of grocery supplies, which will feed lunch to over 200 men, women, and children in Wilmington every month. The annual costs for this program are $2,400, or $1/person/month. ......

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First U & Emmanuel Dining Room – October 2020

Thanks to Nancy Pinson & Kate Cowperthwait for prepping and delivering our lunch to EDR this month. And to Michelle Frey for the cookies! Run by the Ministry of Caring, Emmanuel Dining Room (EDR) provides meals to people in need in the greater Wilmington area.  First Unitarian Church is proud to have been a part of this ......

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Emmanuel Dining Room for September 2020

Thanks to First U’ers Kate Cowperthwait and Mimi & James Moser for prepping and delivering our lunch to EDR in September!...

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First U’s EDR Outreach for July

Many thanks to Pam and Roy Finkelman, who transported our casseroles, cookies, and fruit this month. Cindy Cohen prepped the casseroles, then Pam and Roy swooped in to pick up all the supplies and get them down to Emmanuel Dining Room in time for serving lunch to those in need on the 20th of the ......

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June’s EDR Volunteers of the Month: Betty Wier and Rita Meek!

Kudos to Betty Wier and Rita Meek for helping with Emmanuel Dining Room this month! Thanks to them, our operation ran like a well-oiled machine. Bright and early on the morning of June 19th, Cindy Cohen delivered the EDR groceries to Betty Wier, who singlehandedly put together all of our casseroles for serving on June ......

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Emmanuel Dining Room Outreach in the Time of COVID-19: Our April Story

Our First U Emmanuel Dining Room (EDR) outreach this month continued unabated, thanks to some intrepid souls on the team. It really does take a village! Last month we learned that EDR has moved to a take-out system of serving their meals, so when Renee and Charlie Anderson ventured out for our April groceries they ......

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Emmanuel Dining Room (EDR) in the wake of the Coronavirus

As many of you know, the First U EDR team provides a hot lunch to those in need at the EDR West location every month. In light of the coronavirus restrictions, we checked in with EDR to see what the status was for our March 20th serving date. I spoke to Program Manager ReeNee LaFate, ......

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