Community helps CROSS launch a mobile food shelf site in Maple Grove

Two faith communities have joined together with CROSS to launch a mobile food shelf opportunity starting Tuesday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to noon in Maple Grove. This outreach is an expansion of CROSS’ food shelf in order to offer more options to help people get to the food they need.

CROSS is strategically moving food into the communities to address the lack of transportation which is a huge barrier for many families needing food. Many can’t get a ride or afford to use the extra fuel to get to and from the CROSS food shelf in Rogers.

Northwood Church of Maple Grove in front of the CROSS mobile truck they raised money to help purchase. This refrigerated truck will allow those in need to have donations delivered closer to home. (Photo courtesy of Glory 2 God Photography)
Northwood Church of Maple Grove in front of the CROSS mobile truck they raised money to help purchase. This refrigerated truck will allow those in need to have donations delivered closer to home. (Photo courtesy of Glory 2 God Photography)

Christ’s Community Church will be preparing the space for CROSS to distribute food, while Northwood Church congregation collected over $31,000 for CROSS’ Mobile Food program. These funds allowed CROSS to purchase a refrigerated truck, as well as support the staffing and extra food costs of bringing CROSS services out into the communities it serves.

Christ’s Community Church is located at 13250 93rd Avenue N. in Maple Grove, or the northwest corner of County Road 30 and Elm Creek Boulevard.

For more information about the mobile food program and/or to sign up a family to pick up groceries at Christ’s Community Church on April 26 between 10 a.m. and 1 noon or the fourth Tuesday of the following months from 10 a.m. to noon, call CROSS at 763-425-1050.

Thanks to tremendous community support in 2015, CROSS provided nearly 850,000 pounds of food to over 2,400 local families living in Champlin, Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo and Rogers. To find out more about CROSS’ food, housing, clothing, Meals on Wheels, and special programs for children and the elderly, visit the website www.CROSSservices.org, or contact CROSS at 12915 Weinand Circle in Rogers or call for more information at 763-425-1050.