There are people
in the world so hungry,
that God cannot
appear to them
Breaking the Bread
From the Director
Sister Mary Miller
Dear Friends of Emmaus,
“Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan,” wrote John C. Maxwell.
In the year following the devastating fire at Emmaus Soup Kitchen I have come to appreciate that advice. When a good part of the soup kitchen went up in flames, we decided to build a new facility that...
For the Record
Emmaus Grove Harvest Fest
“A picture is worth a thousand words” is a familiar adage. And the photograph that appeared in the Saturday “House to Home” supplement of the Erie Times News of six children eating apples off the tree at the Emmaus Grove Harvest proved the adage true. Click here to see the photo and read the story by Sue Scholz
Sister Mary receives award
Sister Mary Miller, director of Emmaus Ministries, received the 2016 Monsignor Wilfrid J. Nash Principles of Christian Conduct Award as one of five Distinguished Alumni honored by Gannon University at a dinner Friday, September 30.
In his introduction of Sister Mary, Greg J. Czarnecki, president Gannon University Alumni Association, noted: "Our final award is the Monsignor Wilfrid J. Nash Principles of Christian Conduct Award. It is given in memory of Monsignor Nash, who committed much of his life to Gannon, from teaching psychology, philosophy, theology, German, logic and science, to serving as Dean of Humanities and then, as...
Emmaus Grove Harvest Fest
The Emmaus Grove Harvest Fest drew a record number of attendees last Sunday afternoon as families listened and danced to the music of Tennessee Back Porch, enjoyed a hot dog roast, toured the spectacular gardens, took chances of raffle baskets, and basked in sunshine and good conversations. The annual gathering celebrated the harvest of 2300 pounds of fresh produce grown this season at Emmaus Grove: The Erie Urban Farm School and distributed through the food pantry and soup kitchen.
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Walking Together on the Road to Emmaus
Volunteer at Emmaus
Over 300 people volunteer at Emmaus food pantry, soup kitchen and Kids Cafe.Call 814-459-8349 if you would like to volunteer.
Why I Don’t Like Working at Soup Kitchens
Last week I served at the Emmaus Soup Kitchen in Erie, PA. The next day, Sr. Mary who runs the kitchen asked me how my experience was. I hesitated before telling her the truth; I didn’t like it and actually, I don’t like soup kitchens in general.
Donate to Emmaus
There is no such thing as a donation that is “too little.” Over 90% of our donations are under $100.
When Betty Amatangelo was dismissed from her job at Mercyhurst University in a cost-cutting move in November 2014, the lost income hit her family's budget and also took an emotional toll.
Remember Emmaus with a Memorial
We are grateful to family members who ask that memorials be made to Emmaus on the death of loved ones. Visit our secure site to offer a memorial.
+ Alan D. Cagara
+ Jacqueline A. (Miller) Iavarone
+ Edward Joseph August Kennerknecht
+ Ann (Chilelli) Bandecca
+ Linda Sobczak (vol)
+ Diana J. Swain Chandley
+ Edwin C. Weckerly
+ Sophie Stella Bruno
+ Robert G. Lindenberger (vol)
+ Paul V. Verno
+ Shirley H. Thorwart Guilford
Fulfill the Emmaus Wish List
We are in URGENT NEED of food items such as powdered milk, canned chili, beef stew or pasta, soup and canned fruit for our emergency bags. We ALWAYS need diapers (all sizes) and baby formula.
The Kids Cafe Store is in need of the following items:
Travel size Kleenex
Pump bottles of hand soap
Dollar Store toys for Bingo prizes
Attention Bakers!!! We welcome homemade treats for our guests. If you're a baker, know that our Emmaus guests appreciate cookies, cakes, pies…sweets of any kind.
Call 814-459-8349 for more information or to schedule your donation.