Church of the Ascension/Red Door Food Pantry

2017 Fall General Grant

Grant Amount: $30,000

Grant Purpose: to expand the reach of their Red Door Food Panty with mobile pantry service to the Allatoona area. Through newly created partnerships with BLESS (a faith-based volunteer organization in Cartersville) and the Allatoona Resource Center (an organization managed by Bartow County Government), Red Door Food Pantry has made a ten-year commitment to provide resources, education, and information to the Allatoona community in south Bartow County (32% living below poverty level) in addition to Red Door’s services already provided in downtown Cartersville.

The Rev. Mary Erickson (Rector, Church of the Ascension) and Jeff Tindall (Logistic Coordinator, Red Door Food Pantry) with the new truck funded by the grant from ECF.

Following Christ’s example and the tradition of The Episcopal Church, we partner with Episcopal communities in the Diocese of Atlanta by providing funding, leadership, and resources to enable Episcopalians to lift up people facing poverty and oppression and to achieve significant, long-lasting change in our communities.