This year, CROSS Food Shelf has received an unusually large number of boxes of Girl Scout cookies from local Girl Scout troops. The cookies, which are sold annually as one of the major fundraisers for local Scout units, have been arriving in multitudes thanks to the generosity of local Girl Scouts. As of April 3, over 700 boxes of these cookies have arrived in the CROSS warehouse.
Girl Scouts of the USA was chartered by the U.S. Congress on March 16, 1950. Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts — 2.3 million girl members and 890,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers. In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together.
CROSS provides food, clothing, seasonal children’s programs, limited financial assistance and Meals on Wheels to families living in the communities of Maple Grove, Osseo, west Champlin, Rogers, Dayton and Corcoran.
CROSS, located in Rogers, has been in existence for more than 30 years. It is the only food shelf that services Osseo, Maple Grove, west Champlin, Rogers, Dayton and Corcoran. CROSS is now servicing approximately 600 families monthly. Primarily a volunteer organization, CROSS is supported by community donations from businesses, churches, schools and organizations in the area.
For more information, please call 763-425-1050, or visit the website at crossfoodshelf.org.