E.S.C.A.P.E. Ministries (Enabling Social and Church Advocacy for People Enrichment) helps people in Carroll and northern Howard counties find and secure needed services and resources. This nonprofit volunteer organization, supported by area churches and civic groups, also coordinates relief assistance to needy families and individuals. St. Barnabas regularly participates in ESCAPE activities. Area churches provide bag lunches on a rotating basis throughout the year. Members of St. Barnabas prepare 70 bag lunches three times a year. These are delivered to another local church (St. Paul’s Methodist) for distribution.