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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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CROSS is pleased to have the support of many local businesses and schools this time of year to help us with our donation needs. Here is just a little spotlight of ways to help out CROSS in your everyday lives. Following are some of the locations collecting food and toys for the Holidays: • From [...]

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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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