Before the pandemic, preparing and serving meals for Brattleboro’s Winter Overflow Shelter for the Homeless had been a long term service project of All Souls Church as well as other faith communities in the area. Meals were prepared in our church kitchen once a month and served at the shelter by various members of our congregation. But the shelter was closed during the pandemic.
We are also active in The Gleaning Program of the Vermont Food Bank. Various local groups as well as individuals go into the fields of local farms after the main crops are harvested to pick what is left for distribution to local food banks. When volunteers are needed our Social and Environmental Action Committee lets the congregation know and helps pull together a group to send into the fields.