All for Fare and Fare for All

Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove, a member of the CROSS community, has joined the Fare for All network of greater Minnesota. Beginning in September, the church will sell packages of fruit, vegetables, and frozen meat. The event is the most recent addition to the existing array of food distribution programs provided by the church. This will enable CROSS to refer its clients to the program for additional food support.

The community-supported event enables customers to save up to 40 percent on purchases of groceries, The groceries are offered in four different bundles: a produce pack including five varieties of fresh vegetables and two varieties of fresh fruits for $10, a meat pack containing four assorted meat items (approximately three to five pounds) for $11, a combined meat and produce pack for $20, and monthly special items for $25 to 30.

This year’s dates are: Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Oct. 31 and Dec. 12. Dates in 2014 are: Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 6, April 10, May 8, June 5, July 10 and Aug. 7. The event is open to all members of the community; hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit

Located in Rogers, CROSS has been in operation for nearly four decades. It is one of the few providers of assistance in the northwest Hennepin County area, as well as the sole food shelf servicing Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers and west Champlin. For more information, contact us at 763-425-1050, or visit its website at