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With a simple phrase “Can you help us deliver hope for those in need?” mail carriers in Champlin, Maple Grove, Osseo and Rogers joined with CROSS, Saturday, May 10, for the 22nd Annual Letter Carriers’ food drive Stamp Out Hunger. Mail carriers from these postal areas delivered over 19,800 pounds of food for CROSS. These [...]

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CROSS Service appreciates the community’s support, especially the Scouts who brought food to the local food shelf Saturday, April 26. Scouts started canvassing their neighborhoods at 9:30 a.m., later delivered and sorted over three tons of food. CROSS individually acknowledges the troops that helped in the warehouse to take in food. Packs and Troops from: [...]

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As a feature of the recently remodeled Cub Foods in Maple Grove, it donated to CROSS approximately one ton of non-perishable food items. Cub Foods in addition, participate in CROSS Food Rescue Program. About the program: Food Rescue Program accepts perishable and shelf-stable food, with an emphasis on retail products such as meat, produce, deli, [...]

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April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month   CROSS has countless volunteers and we appreciate them all. Volunteers supported CROSS with nearly 28,000 hours of service during 2013. Rachael, a CROSS volunteer for over five years tells her story. Rachael, a widow for about five years now, was looking for something to do in her community. [...]

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CROSS offers resources and opportunities for seniors in area communities. Clothes Closet: CROSS has a shopping area located in its facility in Rogers. Clothing is sold for .50 cents a pound. Also, picture frames, lamps, dishes, and other household items are available at CROSS. Food shelf: Serving all ages in the communities of Champlin (west), [...]

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CROSS Services depends on volunteers to help stock the food shelf, welcome families as they arrive, deliver meals, data entry, and much much more. CROSS appreciates several hundred regular volunteers that assist with the daily operations. Volunteers come from an array of backgrounds; retired individuals who were electricians, IT programmers, butcher, engineers, house wife’s and [...]

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The annual Maple Grove Empty Bowls event took place March 13 at the Maple Grove Community Center. CROSS participated in this fundraising event. Empty Bowls is an international grass roots effort to raise funds for local food shelves. The simple intent behind this project is to gather potters and others from the community to create [...]

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CROSS has modernized their pantry (food shelf shopping area). Last July, the CROSS pantry started moving to a Client Choice Model of shopping. The Client Choice Model means moving from pre-packing food bags into a warehouse style of shopping environment. In this model food is set up on shelves by food groups, which allows families [...]

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