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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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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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