MONTPELIER, VERMONT – The Full Ladle Soup Kitchen & Food Shelf at Montpelier’s Christ Episcopal Church has been offering a weekly meal, supplemental food supplies, and a caring support community for more than 30 years. Today, they also provide a hot lunch to an average of 75 people each week. While much of the food is donated by churchgoers, area restaurants, bakeries and seasonal produce growers, some staples—such a milk, butter, cheese, fruit—must be purchased. A $2,000 grant, announced in May 2018, was used for buying food and re-stocking the pantry.
About the Alleluiafund. Because of your generosity in 2017 and 2018, the Alleluiafund exceeded its goal. This means, not only did we meet our predetermined commitments to Rock Point Camp, Rock Point Property, and various local and global outreach ministries, but we were also able to provide additional funding for many more things that make you say, “Alleluia!” The Alleluiafund supports vital ministries that are beyond the capacity of our diocesan budget, and every dollar raised goes directly to selected ministries. Historically, the selected ministries have included Rock Point Camp, Rock Point Commons, and various other outreach ministries agreed upon at each year’s Annual Convention. In 2019, we agreed to focus on Rock Point, Rock Point Camp, and ministries related to the priorities set by our Presiding Bishop and the General Convention, which include reconciliation, evangelism, and creation care.