The People We Serve
Wilmington, our beautiful little gem of a city, has many charms. Pristine beaches, wonderful cultural attractions and a lively downtown scene offers an attractive coastal lifestyle. But Wilmington, like every city, can also be a cruel place to live. For those who barely make it paycheck to paycheck, a sudden illness, a car breakdown, or a missed rent payment can unexpectedly hurl them into a downward spiral that can result in losing the basic necessities of life.
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
Two times a month LCOR volunteers donate their afternoons working at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, an emergency food pantry in the heart of downtown Wilmington. Here, our city’s most needy receive a 3-5 days supply of nutritious food without charge and without regard to race, religion or sex.
The cupboard donations have hit a record low and the number of clients has increased so please keep the donations coming!
The following list is the items we are either completely out of or low on:
– spaghetti sauce
-packages of mashed potatoes
-rice (1lb. packages)
-packages of starch items such as noodles and ramen items.
-jams and jelly
-Personal Hygiene Products
Dedicated Day of Service
God’s Work. Our Hands.
Every year our church joins nearly 10,000 other ELCA churches throughout our nation for a dedicated day of service. A visitor at our Ministry Center would be amazed to see members assembling hygiene kits for homeless people, packing special snacks and writing Thank You notes for community servants. And in the long hours of planning and preparation for this special day, God’s Work, Our Hands volunteers collected hundreds of pounds of food for an emergency food pantry, scores of blankets, bath towels and washcloths for shelters.
We regard this day as a celebration of who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbors.