CROSS food shelf

This time of year, when people think about change. It is a challenge to decide where to start. Volunteers are needed in almost every community. Most volunteers choose their position by making it their passion. Others choose a volunteer position to see if it would be a career they would enjoy, yet others choose to […]

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On Saturday, Dec. 21 CROSS Food Shelf distributed toys to 344 families and approximately 860 children were provided toys. The event took place at Lord of Life Church in Maple Grove and CROSS appreciates Lord of Life for hosting and helping make this a successful day. This event would not have been possible without the […]

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One out of four families in the community live on the edge where one missed week of work, one car accident, any crisis, large or small, can start a family on a downhill spiral. CROSS Food Shelf exists to help people stay lighthearted through a temporary crisis. Here are the facts: • CROSS is the […]

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Community favorite Charlie’s Fresh Sweet Corn of Brooklyn Park has been giving fresh corn to CROSS Food Shelf for several years. Last year, the family-owned farm generously donated to CROSS over 4,500 pounds of fresh corn. Fresh produce is a hot commodity at CROSS, which receives donations from a multitude of local farmers throughout the […]

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While summer tends to creep up on people quietly from within the shadows of spring, this summer has certainly begun with a bang for CROSS Food Shelf, where it has been working to expand its reach in the community amidst a facility renovation and complete rebranding. In June, representatives from CROSS Food Shelf participated in […]

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Recently, at the Hennepin County Fair, Miss Teen Minnesota winner Dariane Van Waes and Miss Pre Teen Minnesota winner Annalee Friedman visited the CROSS booth to vote on drawings done by children at North Woods Church as part of a drawing contest. Each year, the fair hosts a food drive to benefit CROSS Food Shelf. […]

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The Rotary Club of Northwest Hennepin County has set a goal to raise $16,000, the approximate value of 800 backpacks, as part of a “Build a Backpack” fundraiser that targets students in need. During the month of July, all money raised will be donated to CROSS Food Shelf, a 501c3 non-profit organization, for their annual […]

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As part of their respective youth summer service programs, both Lord of Life Church of Maple Grove and Christ Church of Otsego have been sending teams of volunteers to CROSS Food Shelf to lend a helping hand during the summer months. The groups consist of local middle school and high school students who would like […]

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