"Studer said the church missed the deadline for the grant"
$2,000.00 isn't much money. Since the church missed the deadline for the grant if 100 members of the congregation come up with $20 bucks each you have your $2,000.
helpme2 Since you're obviously not a Christian I doubt you'd ever understand. But if you're really serious and want to know "why" get in touch with Mr. Studer or the Minister at that Methodist Church; they'll tell you why.
god bless you. but why fix a christmas dinner for someone who has done a crime.