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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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During the Month of March, all food and funds donated to CROSS will receive a percentage match from Minnesota FoodShare and throughout March and April from the Feinstein Foundation. Since 1983, Minnesota FoodShare has coordinated the largest fund and food drive in the state. They organize a statewide media campaign to promote food shelf donations. [...]

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Clothing is typically recycled by donating items to charities. CROSS Services has a clothes shopping program. This program is a shopping model in which families choose items best suited to their needs at prices low enough to be affordable ($.50 per pound), An average t-shirt weighs about 4 ounces and a sweatshirt about one pound. [...]

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