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
Share a flower
Why has Carl Larese, owner of Larese Floral Design, hosted a benefit for Emmaus Soup Kitchen for 14 consecutive years? Why is he still enthused about Good Neighbor Day where he gives a bouquet of 12 flowers to anyone who donates paper products or non-perishable food items to the kitchen and asks donors to keep one flower for themselves and share the remaining 11 stems with neighbors?
Let Carl tell you why: “Ethan, age 3, came to the shop with his babysitter, Debbie, to drop off a donation and to pick up a bouquet. While they were in the store, Rita Scrimenti from Emmaus dropped in and she was telling me that peanut butter is one of...
Margaret Kloecker, administrative assistant, represented Emmaus at the Oktoberfest at St Joseph Bread of Life Church, Erie, PA last Friday for the tapping of the keg to open the fest. Emmaus will receive 10% of the Proceeds from the annual weekend. Participating in the event was especially meaningful for Margaret because it’s her home parish where her uncle Msgr. Bernard Kloecker was pastor over 100 years ago.
Click here to watch Margaret tap the keg with parishioner Doug Konzel.
S.O.N.S. offer fish fry at Emmaus
The S.O.N.S. (Save Our Native Species) of Lake Erie signed up two new members to its organization while hosting its annual fish fry at Emmaus Soup Kitchen. Both Sister Mary Miller, director of Emmaus Ministries, and Rita Scrimenti, Emmaus social worker, signed on the dotted line. “This fish fry is such a treat for our guest and S.O.N.S. is not only an impacting environmental group, but they are a lot of fun,” said Sister Mary. “Becoming a member is an honor.” Fresh Lake Erie perch, walleye, and pollock were served to over 200 men, women and children. About 20 members of S.O.N.S spent 5 hours cleaning, beer-battering, frying and serving...
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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.
+ 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
+ Margaret Mary Sabatini Baldini
+ Robert J. "Jerry" Lyons
+ Valerie Ann (Kehoe) Smith
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.