Local boy scouts help CROSS bring home the bacon

This year, several local chapters of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) worked together to donate over 20,000 pounds of food to CROSS Food Shelf. Among the chapters, or packs, as they are known within the organization, that contributed were 84, 211, 334, 531, 582, 584 and 684. On behalf of the entire CROSS organization, we would like to thank these scouts and the community for their efforts in collecting donations.

Area chapters of the Boy Scouts of America have, together, donated over 20,000 pounds of food to CROSS Food Shelf. Pictured are some of the Scouts at CROSS.

Area chapters of the Boy Scouts of America have, together, donated over 20,000 pounds of food to CROSS Food Shelf. Pictured are some of the Scouts at CROSS.

Founded in 1910, the BSA has been the nation’s foremost youth leadership organization for over a century. Aimed at a wide range of youths, the programs offered by the BSA are intended to create a more conscientious, productive, and responsible society through serving others, building character, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. They demonstrated these skills when they recently completed the food drive.

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, now located in Rogers, has been in existence for more than thirty years.  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, call 763-425-1050 or visit the website at crossfoodshelf.org.

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