This year’s CROSS Services Empty Bowls event was a success, raising awareness of hunger issues and setting a record in money raised to help feed those in need. Donors, sponsors, admissions and bowl sales raised $14,251
The Kopp Family Foundation matched that amount with $10,000, bringing the event total to $24,251. All proceeds go to fund vital programs throughout the year.
“We are grateful to the many people who attended the event and helped us match the $10,000 from the Kopp Family Foundation,” said Elizabeth Johnson, Executive Director of CROSS. “Thank you so much to our donors, vendors and the many volunteers who made this happen, especially the chair Pam Hanson.”
For many, this was the first year to attend Empty Bowls. Said one attendee, “My church supports CROSS and I’ve donated before, but had never been to Empty Bowls. This is so much fun, I will mark my calendar for next year!”
This annual event is one of several raising money for CROSS throughout the year. The next event is The Derby Days Golf Tournament, May 21 at Sundance Golf Course.
CROSS serves Champlin, Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo and Rogers. It has been providing services for local families and individuals for over 40 years. In addition to a food shelf, CROSS provides housing assistance; clothing; support for children’s school, birthday and holiday needs; Meals on Wheels and more. For information about CROSS, including donating and volunteering, go to www.CROSSservices.org or call 763-425-1050. All donations are tax-deductible.