Scouts throughout the CROSS communities of Maple Grove, Rogers, Dayton, Osseo, Corcoran and Champlin collected 10,447 pounds of donated food during their annual Scouting for Food event on April 25.
Scouting for Food is a yearly food collection in which Cub and Boy Scouts distribute bags to homes across the local community at the beginning of April, and return to pick up the bags filled with food on a designated date. The food was donated to help families in need visiting CROSS.
The CROSS Food Shelf program provides a 10-15 day supply of food each month for families visiting CROSS. Food consists of bread, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, frozen meat, and shelf stable food.
Each year, CROSS serves approximately 1,900 families. Over the last two years, an additional 500 new families visited the CROSS Food Shelf.
For more information on CROSS programs, volunteering, or donating, visit www.CROSSservices.org or call 763-425-1050.