There are people
in the world so hungry,
that God cannot
appear to them
Breaking the Bread
From the Director
Sister Mary Miller
“We rise by lifting others,” Robert Ingersoll wrote. Three Erie groups gave credence to this quote by recently recognizing Emmaus Director Sister Mary Miller for her 35-year commitment to the poor and hungry of Erie. In early April, Mercyhurst University presented...
For the Record
When Stephanie Goer, coordinator of the Kids Cafe, read the lines of a poem that had been painted and illustrated on the front steps of the building that houses the Emmaus after school feeding program for children, she had an idea. “I wonder how the children would answer the question posed by the poet,” she asked herself.
To find out Stephanie took a group of students outside and they read together these lines by poet Mary Oliver:
Tell me, what it is you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?”
The children and staff talked about the poem and then the children answered the poet’s question on poster...
Growing for Emmaus
A local ministry has adopted the Emmaus Food Panty and Soup Kitchen as recipients of the produce it will grow in a six-bed garden outside Grandview Alliance Church, 1102 E. Gore Road.
Fruits of the Spirit is sponsoring the project and organized a weekend fundraiser at three Erie area Bob Evans restaurants. Any customers who mentioned Fruits of the Spirit or presented a special flyer had 15 percent of their bill donated to the project. The money will be used for plants and tools according to organizers Cheryl and Howard Shouse.
Prior to starting the garden project, the Shouses consulted with master gardeners Mike Bailey and...
Dina Rollinger developed a unique bond with the Kids Cafe when she was the Gannon University Work Study Placement in Fall 2015. She never forgot the children and when she was assigned a community project in a leadership seminar class at Gannon recently, she decided to organize a Book Drive that would let each child at the Kids Cafe take home any books they wanted. “It was rewarding to see the children’s excitement when they got to pick a few books,” Dina said. “I hope the books will engage them and promote literacy in their lives. My friends at Gannon and I really enjoyed putting the book drive together as a way to give back to the Erie...
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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.
Gannon students share time, gain insights
by Liz Allen
Donate to Emmaus
There is no such thing as a donation that is “too little.” Over 90% of our donations are under $100.
Occupational therapy students share their talents
by Liz Allen
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.
+ Gilda Arduini Vitelli
+ Theresa MIchalski Dzikowski
+ Edward J. Malinowski
+ Shirley Bastow Kenehan
+ Anthony James Denny (vol)
+ Janice K. Sedler
+ Donald "Herbie" Beer
+ Almarie Lillian (Baldini) Arneman
+ August "A.J." Scolio, Jr.
+ Chester D. Urbaniak
+ Kenneth W. Gordon
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.