Local organizations give back to the community

Recently, at the Hennepin County Fair, Miss Teen Minnesota winner Dariane Van Waes and Miss Pre Teen Minnesota winner Annalee Friedman visited the CROSS booth to vote on drawings done by children at North Woods Church as part of a drawing contest. Each year, the fair hosts a food drive to benefit CROSS Food Shelf. This year, nearly 600 pounds of food were raised during the course of the fair.

Area Boy Scout Troop 531 member Scott Lane donates blankets and hosted a food drive to benefit CROSS for a service project in order to fulfill a requirement to become an Eagle Scout.

Area Boy Scout Troop 531 member Scott Lane donates blankets and hosted a food drive to benefit CROSS for a service project in order to fulfill a requirement to become an Eagle Scout.

In addition, Scott Lane, a local Boy Scout from troop 531, donated blankets and hosted a food drive to benefit CROSS for a service project in order to fulfill a requirement to become an Eagle Scout. Over 200 pounds of food and 30 blankets were donated by the scout.

Miss Teen Minnesota winner Dariane Van Waes and Miss Pre Teen Minnesota winner Annalee Friedman visit the CROSS booth at the Hennepin County Fair to vote on drawings done by children at North Woods Church as part of a drawing contest.

Miss Teen Minnesota winner Dariane Van Waes and Miss Pre Teen Minnesota winner Annalee Friedman visit the CROSS booth at the Hennepin County Fair to vote on drawings done by children at North Woods Church as part of a drawing contest.

On behalf of CROSS Food Shelf, CROSS said it appreciates both Scott Lane and the Hennepin County Fair fairgoers for their generosity. Their contributions will go a long way toward helping local families in need.

CROSS Food Shelf provides food, clothing, seasonal children’s programs, limited financial assistance, and Meals on Wheels to families living in the communities of Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers and west Champlin.

Now based in Rogers, CROSS has been operating for nearly four decades. Over 600 families each month benefit from services provided by CROSS, which is supported by volunteers and community donations from businesses, churches, schools, and other organizations. For more information, contact us at 763-425-1050 or visit our website at www.crossfoodshelf.com.

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