All Souls Episcopal Parish Berkeley / Open Door Dinner

Patrice Jones


1. Does the program that you are seeking funding for meet one or more of these criteria? 

The congregation or ministry is responsible for the delivery of services and the management of the program and the grant funds for which it applies., Members of the congregation or ministry are involved in the program’s activities as a significant number of volunteers, and/or a majority of the board or advisory committee., The congregation or ministry provides material financial and/or substantial in-kind support to the program.

2. Does this program offer its services to anyone experiencing poverty without regard to church membership, faith or participation in church activities?​


3. Amount of funding you are seeking ($1000-$8000): 


4. Please briefly describe the program, including the service(s) it provides to people living in poverty, how frequently these service(s) are offered and the approximate number of people it serves. If this program has a website, please include a link. (500 character limit)

Currently preparing 120 bagged meals containing jambalaya, rice, fresh fruit, cookies, juice, water, bread + butter, and a message from our clergy the 2nd Sunday of each month.Half of these we disperse to guests who walk up and take away. The other half we deliver to one homeless encampment and 2 RV encampments in Berkeley. Prior to 2020 this ministry was a sit-down meal served in our Parish Hall.

5. How do you plan to use funding from Episcopal Impact Fund?

• mobile sewage waste removal up to twice monthly for RV encampments
• showers at a local pool for our under-housed brothers & sisters
• laundry ministry for same

6. Do you have any partners in this program, including other Episcopal congregations? If so, please list.

St. Alban’s, Berkeley CA

7. Please attach the current budget for this program that shows all sources of funding, including from the congregation or ministry.