Kick-off began in October with Sue and Bruce Gorecki, Rogers Lions members, delivering totes to local businesses and arranging pick-ups and deliveries of food for CROSS Food Shelf. A total of nearly 14,000 pounds of food was collected to date this year.
Most recently, Rogers Wine & Spirits hosted a Fall and Holiday Wine Tasting event.
Currently, churches and businesses including Century 21 Bank and Pro Tech are collecting non-perishable food and cash donations. Hardees of Rogers will give anyone who donates a toy a free beverage. Miller Chevrolet is offering a free oil change with a donation from Dec. 10 to 15.
CROSS is also looking forward to Monday, Nov. 26, at Maynards, 21415 136th Ave. in Rogers, from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds for all food and drink purchased at Maynards will go to help families in need. Tony Pryun the General Manager is “looking forward to a large crowd” at Maynards.
CROSS serves Rogers, Dayton, Corcoran, Osseo, Maple Grove and west Champlin and is providing over 650 holiday meals to local families.