4Saints blessed and officially opened

4Saints blessed and officially opened

Bishop J. Scott Mayer and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price joined with Bo Soderbergh, director  of the Tarrant Area Food Bank, and Patricia Callahan, president of the 4Saints Episcopal Food Pantry board, to cut a bright red ribbon tied to two fully loaded food carts. With that symbolic act, they officially opened the food pantry, which has been functioning since mid-January.

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Prior to the ribbon cutting, the Rev. Karen Calafat, priest in charge of St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, acted as emcee for a short program that covered the history of the food bank, introduced key players, and culminated in a brief liturgy of blessing for the pantry, those who work there, those who support it, and those who are served by it.

4Saints Episcopal Food Pantry is a project of four congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth: St. Stephen’s, Hurst; St Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller/Southlake; St Alban’s, worshiping in Theatre Arlington; and St. Luke’s. Members from each congregation serve on the 4Saints Board of Directors, which is headed by Callahan.

Read more about the history of 4Saints.

See more photos at the 4Saints Flickr Gallery and the Trinity Episcopal Church Flickr Gallery.

Watch a short video of the event below or on YouTube.

Watch a longer video of the entire event below or on YouTube.