CROS Ministries // This Week!                                                                April 18, 2017
A weekly update especially for CROS Liaisons, Board Members, Friends, and  V olunteers 
Gleaning
This Saturday, we will be gleaning cucumbers in Delray Beach, and cabbage in Clewiston.
All start times 8:45 am
Contact Keith at  kcutshall@crosministries.org
 
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
Tuna Fish
Caring Kitchen Need  This Week

Underwear both men's and woman's (new)

(see under Bulletin Announcements
for other Boutique Needs)

Advocacy Corner

8 Myths About Hunger
There is a stark contrast between the widely held myths and realities about hunger.


Hunger exists because there is not enough food.



Reality
The b e st adjective to accurately describe the amount of food available in the United States is abundant. Hunger affects 1 out of every 8 American men, women and children and persists in this country not because of a lack of food, but because we lack the political will to end the problem by ensuring that vulnerable people have equal access to nutritious food. 


For more information about our partner in fighting hunger, Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, click here.
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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.

  
 

   
Join Us Tomorrow!
An evening to Savor - Taste - Celebrate the mission of CROS Ministries

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (TOMORROW!)
Where: Old School Square, Fieldhouse
51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach
( corner of NE 1st Street and NE 1st Avenue)
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Price: $50 online or at the door

Featuring: Beer from Due South Brewing Co.
Featuring: Wine from Route 128 Winery

Signature tasting dishes from local restaurants
Caffe Luna Rosa, Dada, Lemongrass, Scuola Vecchia

Plus: Live Auction - Silent Auction - Live Music

Sponsors:  Ajram Family Foundation, Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology, and Mark Gerretson Memorial Fishing Tournament (MGMFT),  BFW Advertising, Old School Square
Join the CROS Camp Team!
We are HIRING!
CROS Camp Assistant Director  (click on the link to the left)
Full-time, Seasonal
Employment Dates: May 8 - August 14, 2017
Must be 21 years or older

Camp Teacher (2)   (click on the link to the left for details)
1 Full-time, Seasonal
1 Part-time (20-25 hours), Seasonal
Employment Dates:  Last week of May - early August (11 weeks)
Minimum 21 years of age 
Currently holds a teaching certificate in the state of Florida· Knowledge of i-Ready or certificate in teaching the reading program

Want to work with Campers? Summer Interns Needed!
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 .
Free Mental Health and First Aid Training!
Presented by Cindy Wides,  Palm Beach County 
Mental Health First A id Coalition Director  
WHEN: May 23 at 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm AND
May 24 8:30 am - 1:00  pm  (light snacks provi ded May 23rd, light breakfast & lunch & lunch provided May 24th)   
MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS FOR CERTIFICATION 
**SPACE LIMITED**
WHERE: Cason United Methodist Church, 342 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
RSVP TO: Juanita Bryant Goode at  jgoode@crosministries.org or 561-699-5113  
Click here for a pdf of the flyer.  
Heading North in April or May?
Not sure what to do with your unused food? Donate the food to our pantries! There is probably one right near you.  
Contact Brian Rowe at  browe@crosministries.org
or 561-779-7936. 

Volunteer Needs
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 - 34
  • Underwear both men's and woman's (new)
  • Jackets
  • 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 - West Palm Beach
Volunteers needed the 2nd and 4th Fridays 10:00 am - 11:30 am to check-in clients on the computer and pack and distribute bags of foodMust be able to lift and bend and pickup 20-25 pounds. 
Please contact Geraldine Pierre at gpierre@crosministries.org for more information. 

Community Food Pantry - Lake Worth
Two volunteers needed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to check-in clients on the computer and pack and distribute bags of food. Also, we are looking for one to two volunteers Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 10:30 am to pack food bags before the pantry opens.
Please contact Geraldine Pierre at gpierre@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
SNAP for Seniors
D o you know a senior struggling  to  make ends meet?  SNAP   (Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program) can help them stretch their food dollars and prevent them from having to choose between  buying me dicine  or buying food. It's  free to apply, and they can  get one-on-one help  completing the application online or by  hand. Please share the    following flyers. 

Click on the text below to download the pdf flyers.
Snap for Seniors (English) 
Snap for Seniors (Spanish) 
Snap for Seniors (Creole) 
Mission: CROS Ministries serves the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin Counties through community collaborations.

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