Dinner on the Hill Team
2020 Pillar of Stewardship Award Winner
All Saints has been awarded a 2020 Pillar of Stewardship Award from the Archdiocese in the category of “participation.” We are being recognized specifically for our response to the limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic by shifting Dinner on the Hill to a curbside and delivery model.
Many of you know we sponsor "Dinner on the Hill" - a free monthly meal for people at All Saints and the broader community. Typically, 70-75 people attend inside to stretch their family food budget, have at least one meal a month with others, and/or to be a part of the parish community.
When the pandemic hit, staff and parishioner leadership partnered with the Knights of Columbus to transform the ministry to curbside pick-up and added a delivery service to nearby senior apartments. This new partnership now serves 500+ meals with more than 100 of those being delivered to seniors each month. An estimated 50% of those picking up curbside are not parishioners. In addition to working at the event, parishioners have also stepped forward with generous contributions to financially support this expansion. Congratulations to the Dinner on the Hill team and Mission Partners for their generosity to our community during this difficult time.
Lakeville, MN June 28, 2020 - All Saints Catholic Church and School has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. A complete list of those selected is available at https://topworkplaces.com/publication/startribune/ and was also published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 28, 2020.
Produced by the same team that compiles the 29-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from over 76,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.
The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by Energage, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.
Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”
To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Nearly 3,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.