CROSS Food Shelf was selected as a recipient of a Hunger-Free Minnesota Community Capacity Building Grant. The grant funds are being put toward increasing the impact of fighting hunger in the community. This includes changes in CROSS facility to accommodate families picking their own groceries, hiring a staff manager to address client needs in a more direct and comprehensive way, funding outreach collaborations, and updating the website, logo, and marketing efforts.
These changes are intended to create a stronger connection between CROSS and the community, as well as streamlining the flow of product donations from donors to recipients.
The Hunger Free Communities grant program was created with the intention of funding efforts to eliminate hunger addressing the missing meals at a local level. Materials needed in the renovation process as well as labor and installation are being supported by Home Depot of Maple Grove and Malark Companies, along with volunteer groups such as Rogers and Osseo Lions, men’s church groups, numerous individual volunteers and staff, all supporting the invaluable architectural planning of Bill Beaupre.
CROSS Food Shelf provides food, clothing, seasonal children’s programs, financial assistance and Meals on Wheels to families living in the communities of Maple Grove, Osseo, west Champlin, Rogers, Dayton and Corcoran.
CROSS has been in existence for over 35 years. CROSS is supported by community donations from local businesses, churches, schools, foundations, and organizations in the area. Over 500 volunteers bring their time and talent to CROSS to help families in the community.
For more information, call 763-425-1050 or visit the website at www.crossfoodshelf.org.