CROS Ministries // This Week!                                                   February 14, 2017
A weekly update especially for CROS Liaisons, Board Members, Friends, and  V olunteers 
Gleaning
Join us on Saturday, Sunday, and/or Monday to pick  tomatoes  in Boynton Beach.  
All start times are 8:45 am.
Contact Keith at  
for more details and directions.

2016-2017 Gleaning Dates  (tentative) 
For more information about CROS Gleaning, please contact Keith Cutshall at kcutshall@crosministries.org.
Pantry Need This Week
Cereal
Caring Kitchen Need  This Week

Men's shorts and pants sizes 28 - 38 

(see under Bulletin Announcements
for other Boutique Needs)

Advocacy Corner
Annual Scorecard Ranks States on
School Breakfast Participation

West Virginia at Number One; Utah Ranks Last
Companion Report Shows Participation Continues to Grow Among Large School Districts

How did Palm Beach County Rank?
Click here for the Food Research & Action Center's (FRAC) School Breakfast Scorecard Report.
Want to learn more about FRAC, click here  
to visit their website .
 

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CROS Ministries
3677 23rd Avenue South, #B-101
Lake Worth, Florida 33461
 
For information about volunteering, please contact Juanita Bryant Goode at (561) 233-9009 x110 or jgoode@crosministries.org

Volunteers: Do you need a volunteer shirt? Please let your program director know if you want one.
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If you would like to make a donation to CROS Ministries, click here  or contact Gibbie Nauman, Director of Development and Community Relations at 561-233-9009 ext. 108 or gnauman@crosministries.org.

  
 

   
Know anyone ages 19-30 looking for a fulfilling job this summer?

Join the CROS Camp Team!
2017 Summer Mission Intern Program
The mission of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church Summer Mission Intern Program is to provide hands-on opportunities for young adults to make a difference in the world by serving out of a deep  level of their Christian faith, particularly with children and youth in under-served communities.

Interns must be ages 19-30 (by 8/31/17) to apply. The duration of the internship is 9-11 weeks. A stipend of $225 per week is provided for first-time interns (returning interns receive an increased stipend).

Application deadline is May 1.  Click here  for more details about the internship program and to download the pdf application. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Weseman at jweseman@flumc.org .

Guess the number of birdies from this year's Honda Classic and 110% of your donation will come to CROS Ministries and you earn a chance to win a new Honda! $20 minimum donation. How many birdies do you think it will be?  Click here to make your guess.
Caring Kitchen - Delray Beach
Traffic Director
A volunteer is needed to direct cars to proper parking areas during peak meal times. Shift time is approximately 11:15 am - 12:20 pm. 

Drivers to deliver meals to the Home-bound
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, time commitment approximately 2 hours one day per week. Background check and driver check mandatory. After training delivery time is flexible anytime between 10:30 am-1 pm.

Weekday Van Drivers
Wednesdays. Approximately 4 hours one day per week to make regularly scheduled stops and occasional random pick ups. Drivers will be trained and must pass driver background check.

Weekly Office Volunteer
Once weekly, any weekday, from 9 am - 1 pm.  Duties include answering phones, filing, helping with mailings, and once monthly statistic gathering for the Caring Kitchen. Good MS WORD/EXCEL knowledge a necessity.

Meal Preparation & Serving
Any day Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. Duties include preparing lunch with other volunteers, serving and cleaning up.

Boutique Needs
  • Men's shoes and work boots, size 8-13
  • Men's shorts and pants sizes 28 - 38 
  • Extra-large work shirts for men 
  • Underwear both men's and woman's (new is best, but gently used clean are welcome as well)
  • Blankets
  • Jackets
  • Socks
  • Towels 
  • Hygiene kits (click on the text to download pdf) 
Please contact Shona Castillo for more information, 561-278-0918 or scastillo@crosministries.org.
  
Food Pantries
Community Food Pantry - Lake Worth
Two volunteers needed on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to pack and distribute food bags. Also, we are looking for one to two volunteers Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 10:00 am to pack food bags before the pantry opens.
Please contact Brian Rowe at 561-779-7936 or browe@crosministries.org for more information.

Community Food Pantry - Riviera Beach
Volunteers needed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Must be able to lift and bend and pickup 20-25 pounds. 
PLEASE NOTE: This food pantry is located at the Port Center building and is housed in the same location as the Department of Children and Families and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department.  
Please contact Brian Rowe at 561-779-7936 or  browe@crosministries.org for more information.

Community Food Pantry - Indiantown
Volunteers needed Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Must be able to lift and bend, and pickup 20-25 pounds.
Please contact Jeanette Hemphill for more details at 561-475-7276.

Community Food Pantry - Belle Glade
Volunteers needed Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Must be able to lift and bend and pickup 20-25 pounds. 
Please contact Mayra Echenique for more details at 561-755-2495 or  secretarycumc@bellsouth.net
 
 
CROS Warehouse
Food Pickups
A volunteer is needed to help with picking up food from Palm Beach County Food Bank in Lantana on Tuesday mornings. Must be able to do a lot of lifting and bending, at least 20 -25 pounds at a time, and be comfortable driving a truck.   
Please contact Brian Rowe at  561-779-7936 or  browe@crosministries.org for more information.
 
Warehouse Volunteers
*Help Fill Pantry Orders* - We need people to help  on Mon  or Wed from 3:00 pm -  6:00 pm to fill orders from our food pantries. The food they order is  pulled from pallets in the warehouse and loaded onto another pallet so it  can be shrink wrapped and transported in our box truck. Must be able to  lift heavy loads (30 to 65 pounds).  
Please contact Keith Cutshall at 561-233-9009 x114 or

Loading, Unloading, Delivering...
Volunteers needed to lift heavy loads (30 to 65 pounds) and assist other CROS storage volunteers loading, unloading trucks, and delivering to CROS Food Pantries. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am - Noon.   
Please contact Keith Cutshall at  561-233-9009 x114 or
kcutshall@crosministries.org.
 
Sorting Groups
Sorting groups needed to sort food at CROS' warehouse. Must be able to do a lot of lifting and bending, lifting at least 20 -25 pounds at a time. Monday-Friday from 9:30 am- 11:30 am or longer and weekends too.   
Please contact Brian Rowe at  561-779-7936 or  browe@crosministries.org  for more information.
Community Resources
Tax season is upon us! Get a head start and get your taxes done safely and for free at one of 16 VITA locations throughout Palm Beach County. United Way of Palm Beach County's VITA program can help you navigate your taxes and make sure you get the credits you deserve. Plus, with the Affordable Care Act insurance requirements, there's even more to know - VITA IRS certified tax preparers know all the questions to ask. Visit
www.TaxesFiledFree.org or call 2-1-1 to find a site near you or to learn more!
Click here to download flyers in English, Spanish, and Creole.
Mission: CROS Ministries serves the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin Counties through community collaborations.

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