Amazing Threads joins community to support CROSS, set record

Amazing Threads, a local business for over 15 years, helped CROSS Services rank in the top 10 food shelves in the state in this year’s Minnesota Foodshare drive for the March.
The knitting and crocheting customers have been donating food and cash for many years and upped their donations this year to over $5,600. Amazing Threads joins the many companies, organizations and individuals who helped CROSS be #8 among the 280 food shelves participating in the drive.
“We were really pleased to get that kind of funding to CROSS this year at a time when most people aren’t thinking of giving to a food shelf,” said Bobbi Kreb, owner of Amazing Threads. “And my customers believe that it’s important to give locally. The biggest cash donations came from between 80 to100 customers, many of them who have donated both food and cash in a similar fundraiser we have done over the years. Three or four years ago we decided to raise cash and donate it all directly to CROSS.”
CROSS reported a total for Minnesota Foodshare month 2017 of $106,818.75 and 111,489 pounds of food.
“It’s amazing and heartening to know that there are so many generous people who recognize that there are so many of our neighbors who find themselves needing help and know that there is a place like CROSS to go for support for themselves and their families,” said Elizabeth Johnson, Executive Director of CROSS. “We are very grateful for the community support we are getting from so many individuals, businesses and organizations. CROSS provides an average of 81,000 pounds of food to 5,000 people each month. We could not do this work without companies like Amazing Threads who keep us at the top of their minds when they decide which organization to support. Having food to eat and a place to come home to each day are the very foundation on which everything else can be built.  We are thrilled with all the support this year that bumped us up to eighth place in the State. It’s such an honor to serve this community.”
More information about donating, service programs, fundraisers, and volunteering is available at www.CROSSservices.org or by calling 763-425-1050. CROSS serves Champlin, Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo and Rogers. In addition to the food shelf, CROSS provides housing assistance; clothing; support for children’s school, birthday and holiday needs; Meals on Wheels and more for individuals and families in need. All donations are tax-deductible.
Anyone who may know of a family in need should ask them to call CROSS. CROSS’s facility in southeast Rogers is open to clients on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday mornings, and there are five mobile food shelf programs in surrounding communities.
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