CROS Ministries // This Week!                                                                   April 3, 2018
A weekly update especially for CROS Liaisons, Board Members, Friends, and  V olunteers 
Gleaning
This Saturday Gleaning Events!
Potatoes in Palm City
Tomatoes in Lantana
Peppers in Jupiter

This Sunday Gleaning Events!
Cucumbers in Boynton Beach

***To Sign-up online click here*** 
or  contact 
Keith Cutshall at kcutshall@crosministries.org
for more information and directions


(click on the links below for information)
Gleaning Dates
please note: No Gleaning Dates in November
For more information about CROS Gleaning, please contact Keith Cutshall at kcutshall@crosministries.org.
Pantry Need This Week
Canned Tuna Fish

Advocacy Corner
FRAC and Feeding America call on Congress
to protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other anti-hunger programs in the Farm Bill.
 
Congress Must Protect and Strengthen SNAP
and Other Key Anti-Hunger Programs

SNAP/Food Stamps: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation's first line of defense against hunger. SNAP currently helps to put food on the table for more than 41 million low-income participants each month. When the number of families struggling to make ends meet increases, SNAP responds quickly and effectively to meet that need...   Click here for the full pdf flyer.
  

Food Research Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States. Feeding America's mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

These lovely ladies are from Grace Presbyterian in Lantana. They come to our warehouse in Lake Worth several times a month to sort food for our seven food pantries.Thank you ladies for your faithful service! Check out our new volunteer shirts they are modeling. Only $5 per shirt. Please contact your program manager if you are interested.
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Christians Reaching Out To Society Inc.
Spring Newsletter
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CROS Ministries
The Caring Kitchen
Community Food Pantries
Nutrition in a Knapsack
Summer Camp
Gleaning and Food Recovery
Community Advocacy

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.
Just $5!
 
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!

A Beer and Wine tasting, benefiting CROS Ministries
When: April 18, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Old School Square Fieldhouse

Featuring: 
Beer from Barrel of Monks
Wine from Vintage Wine Estates

Food Pairings by local Restaurants: 
Banyon Restaurant and Bar
Culinary Flair Caterers
GSJ Bakery
Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar
50 Ocean

Music: Julius Sanna Trio

Emcee: CBS Sports Anchor, Jorge Andres

Incredible items to bid on at both a silent and live auction!

$40 in advance, $50 at the door
(Price increases at noon on 04/18)

SPONSORED BY
Ajram Family Foundation * Old School Square * The Corella and Bertram Bonner Foundation * Publix Super Market Charities * Ocean Properties Ltd. * Becky & Mark Walsh * Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology * The Nordlander Family * Mark Gerretson Memorial Fishing Tournament * Delray Beach Elks Club * BG, Inc.

To purchase tickets online,  click here
To purchase tickets by check,  make the check out to CROS Ministries and in the memo line put RYG tickets. Mail your check to 3677 23rd Avenue South, #B-101, Lake Worth, FL 33461

Click here for a pdf event flyer
CROS VOLUNTEERS 
Let Us Celebrate YOU!
Join CROS Staff on  Monday, April 9 at 5:30 pm at 
UMC of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach OR
Tuesday, April 10 at 4:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Delray Beach.

Check your emails for more information and RSVP by April 2, 2018. You can also RSVP for up to two other people besides yourself. For more information, please contact Rev. Juanita Bryant Goode at jgoode@crosministries.org

We look forward to seeing you on April 9 and 10!
CROS CAMP INTERNS
Looking for work this summer?
We are seeking 18 interns ages 19-30 years old (by 8/31/18) who have the desire to work with children in our local community and have fun while doing it. The program starts the last week of May till early August. This is a paid Internship. Any questions, call Emily Zarzycki at 561-281-6469.

Interested? You will need to apply through the 2018 STEP (Summer Transformation Education Program) Mission Internship. (see the application link below)

2018 Summer Mission Intern application (fillable pdf)

The mission of the STEP (Summer Transformation Education Program) 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 underserved communities. Ministry sites are primarily Christian day camps and outreach ministries connected with The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church. The duration of the internship is 9-11 weeks (between the dates of May 21- August 4, 2018) and is dependent upon the site at which the intern is placed. A stipend of at least $2,000 for the summer is provided, based upon completion of entire term of service.

Submit the completed application (see the link below), recommendation letter, and résumé via email to Jessica Weseman, YAMM Mission Coordinator, at 
jweseman@flumc.org.

For more information about the Summer Mission Intern Program or questions regarding the application, please contact Jessica Weseman.

2018 Summer Mission Intern application (fillable pdf)
CARING KITCHEN MEALS
Served at the following locations:
- MONDAY -  12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 
Resurrection Life Fellowship 209 SW 5th Ave., Delray Beach
- TUESDAY - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm  
Cason UMC 342 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach (Corner Lake Ida & Swinton) - Enter on south side
- WEDNESDAY - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm  
St. Matthew's Episcopal 404 SW 3rd St, Delray Beach. - Parish Hall across street from sanctuary
- THURSDAY - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm  
Cason UMC 342 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach (Corner Lake Ida & Swinton) - Enter on south side
- FRIDAY - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm  
St. Matthew's Episcopal 404 SW 3rd St., Delray Beach - Parish Hall across street from sanctuary
- SATURDAY - 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Bag Lunches at Cason UMC 342 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach (Corner Lake Ida & Swinton) 
- SUNDAY - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Haitian United Church Of The Nazarene
338 NW 6th Avenue, Delray Beach
Church of Our Savior 2011 South Federal Highway, Boynton Beach

Please note: we are no longer accepting clothing or household donations until further notice. 

Stay tuned for updates on the future of the Caring Kitchen and CROS Ministries' continued efforts to serve the hungry in Delray.
Volunteer Needs
CROS Warehouse
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.
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.
Food Deliveries to our Food Pantries
Volunteers needed to help with food deliveries to food pantries on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am -12:00 pm as well as on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays to our food pantry in Belle Glade from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Must be able to lift 30- 50 pounds.
Please contact Pete at 561-233-9009 x112 or 
pnoble@crosministries.org for more information.

Caring Kitchen - Delray Beach
Drivers to deliver meals to the Homebound
Drivers needed Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Time Commitment approximately 2 hours, one day per week. Background check and driver check mandatory. After training delivery, time is flexible anytime between 9:30 am-11:30 am.  
Please contact Shona Castillo for more information, 561-278-0918 or scastillo@crosministries.org.
Weekday Van drivers
Drivers needed.  Approximately 3-4 hours one day per week to make regularly scheduled stops and occasional random pickups. Drivers will be trained and must pass driver background check. Shift available: 8:00 am to 11:30 am.  
Please contact Shona Castillo for more information, 561-278-0918 or scastillo@crosministries.org.
Meal Servers
Volunteers needed to assist with setting up the service site facility, serving lunch, and cleaning after the meal is served. Shifts available: Mondays through Fridays from 11:15 am to 1:15 pm.  
Please contact Shona Castillo for more information, 561-278-0918 or scastillo@crosministries.org.
Door Monitors/Parking Attendants
Two volunteers needed to stand near the meal site entrance to meet and greet program participants and to ensure that plates and cups are disposed of appropriately upon exit. Two volunteers are also needed to stand outside the congregation and provide direction for participant and volunteer parking. Shifts available: Mondays through Fridays from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm.
Please contact Shona Castillo for more information, 561-278-0918 or scastillo@crosministries.org.  
Van Loader
Two volunteers needed to help with loading and unloading prepared food into and out of the van. Assist with cleaning trays and facility maintenance. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. or more. Two shifts are available Monday through Friday: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm OR 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm.  Choose a day and time that works for you.  
Please contact Shona Castillo for more information, 561-278-0918 or scastillo@crosministries.org.
Mail Distribution Volunteer
Two volunteers needed to meet/greet program participants, manage, sort, distribute mail, and assist social service interns as needed. Shifts available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at church meal site.  
Please contact Shona Castillo for more information, 561-278-0918 or scastillo@crosministries.org.
Office Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to assist with answering phone, taking messages, making confirmation calls, and general organizing and office assistance. Working knowledge of office equipment and computers a plus. Shifts available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at the Caring Kitchen site. 
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 Julius Sanna at jsanna@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 Julius Sanna at or jsanna@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
Community Resources
Get your taxes filed for FREE with 
United Way of Palm Beach County
Call 2-1-1 or the United Way at  561-375-6600 for locations or visit  www.taxesfiledfree.orgThere are sites from Boca to Jupiter and Belle Glade. Plus day, evening, and week-end times available. 

SNAP for Seniors
Do 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 medicine 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)
Mission: CROS Ministries serves the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin Counties through community collaborations.

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