Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples and the disciples gave them to the people… The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
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Matt 14:13-21)

St. Francis Inn of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Emmanuel Dining Room of Wilmington, Delaware, epitomize Jesus’ act of love and compassion. Every day, 365 days a year, these two organizations feed those who are homeless or lacking the means to provide their own meals—but they can’t do it alone!

Helping to fulfill the mission of these two organizations are two Sisters of St. Francis. Sr. Leslie Birks works at St. Francis Inn while Sr. Kathleen O’Donnell works at Emmanuel Dining Room. The Sisters of St. Francis mission calls for a response to the needs of others, especially the economically poor, the marginal, and the oppressed.

Feed the 5,000 this Giving Tuesday by donating to these two ministries.