The Ministry of Caring is a vibrant community of staff, volunteers, donors and diverse supporters united by a passion to serve the poor. Together, we gladly give of ourselves to fulfill the vision of our founder and executive director, Brother Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap., “the poor should never be treated poorly.”

We live this vision in myriad ways. Through the nutritious meals for the hungry at Emmanuel Dining Room. Through the cheerful rooms for residents of our shelters, transitional residences and long-term housing. Through the helping hands we lend to the jobless. Through the child care and education for offspring of the poor and homeless. And through our outreach services to anyone in need.

We listen unceasingly for new struggles of the poor and creative ways to address these struggles. We seek gaps in services for the poor and fill them.

We live in hope for the day when we will have eradicated the shame of poverty in Wilmington. Then, we will have attained our ultimate aspiration: to go out of business.

Please join us in accepting this challenge.


Neighborhood House, Inc. is a multi-purpose non-profit community center with two locations; Southbridge Wilmington and Middletown. Founded in 1927, the center offers crisis alleviation for low and moderate income individuals and families experiencing hardship. The agency’s mission is to provide programs that educate, and empower people in the community. This is accomplished by offering comprehensive services that include a five star Early Learning Center, Family Services, Food Pantry, Diaper Program, Adopt-A-Family (for holidays), Wishing Well Gift Card Programs for families, Promoting Safe and Stable Families, Financial Literacy, year-round Youth Development programs and Comprehensive Housing Counseling. 

The New Castle County Farm Bureau and the Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation sponsor an annual Milk Run/Walk 5K in conjunction with Dairy Month. The event benefits The Ministry of Caring's "Milk for Children" Fund and Neighborhood House, Inc.

Find the 2017 results here!

POSTPONED until 2019!

5K Milk Run/Walk