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Recently, shipments of fresh produce from local supermarkets, including Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, have been arriving at CROSS Food Shelf in droves. Whole Foods, which opened a Maple Grove location on July 17, has already donated over 1,850 pounds and 4,000 pounds of bakery goods to CROSS. In addition, local farms and community gardens [...]

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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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Recently, shipments of fresh produce from local supermarkets, including Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, have been arriving at CROSS Food Shelf in droves. Whole Foods, which opened a Maple Grove location on July 17, has already donated over 1,850 pounds and 4,000 pounds of bakery goods to CROSS. In addition, local farms and community gardens [...]

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Whether the facility in question is a corner store or a vast warehouse, good sanitation is always a priority. The Tennant Company, a Minnesota-based cleaning equipment manufacturer, recently donated a new floor scrubber to CROSS. Recently, the CROSS warehouse layout was adjusted as we changed to a self-selection shopping model. This new piece of equipment [...]

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Events help support CROSS Food Shelf On July 18, an attempt at breaking the world record for the most people wearing capes in one location took place at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove. The event was created by Mick Sterling of the 30 Days Foundation, an organization that focuses on easing the [...]

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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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CROSS Food Shelf was selected as a recipient of a Hunger-Free Minnesota Community Capacity Building Grant. The grant funds are being put toward increasing the impact of fighting hunger in the community. This includes changes in CROSS facility to accommodate families picking their own groceries, hiring a staff manager to address client needs in a [...]

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