CROS Ministries // This Week!                                                                     August 28, 2018
A weekly update especially for CROS Liaisons, Board Members, Friends, and  V olunteers 
Gleaning
IT'S A WRAP! 
We had another record breaking gleaning season. We finished the 2017/2018 gleaning season recovering a total of 527,356 pounds of fresh produce from local farms and the Solid Waste Authority's Mango Grove. Thank you Gleaners and Funders!

The 2018/2019 will start in November, weather permitting.
For more information about CROS Gleaning, please contact
Keith
Cutshall at kcutshall@crosministries.org.
Pantry Need This Week
Macaroni and Cheese
Advocacy Corner
Did you know... More than half of Palm Beach
County students are eligible for the federal
free and reduced lunch program...

From our advocacy partners, MAZON: A Jewish Response to 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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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.



    








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Hustle2EndHunger 5K Run/Walk Family Fun Day
6:00 am Registration begins
7:00 am Run begins
8:15 am Walk begins
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Family Fun Day Activities

Runners - Registration is $40 , includes running chip,
t-shirt, and Family Fund Day entry. Click here to register.

Walkers  - Registration is Free. Walkers who raise a minimum of $40 through our online fundraising pages will receive a t-shirt, water bottle, and Family Fun Day entry. Register and create an online fundraising page by
clicking here.

Family Fun Day  suggested $20 Donation. Click here to register.

Sponsorships Available 
HUSTLE2ENDHUNGER5K Sponsorship Package
 
100% of the funds raised go to support CROS hunger programs.
 
For more information contact Gibbie Nauman at gnauman@crosministries.org or 561-233-9009 x108.
Caring Kitchen News!
Rev. Alexis Talbot and Patti Alexander of Cason United Methodist Church pose with Jason Leroy and Guillermo Carrasco of CROS Ministries' Caring Kitchen program. Cason UMC is generously sharing their kitchen with us temporarily so we can continue to prepare meals to serve the hungry in different locations in Delray Beach. See below for our meal sites. Our search for a permanent meal preparation site is on-going.
CARING KITCHEN MEALS SITES
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. 
NOTICE
To anyone planning on dropping off or picking up something from our Administrative Offices, please be aware that Boutwell going south from 10th Avenue in Lake Worth is closed. From 95, you will need to turn left on Barnett at the first stop light, then right on 7th to cross over Boutwell. If you are coming from the south, you can still come north on Boutwell to 7th Avenue. If you have any questions, please call 561-233-9009.
Volunteer Needs
Caring Kitchen - Delray Beach
Drivers to deliver meals to the Homebound
Time commitment approximately 2 hours, one day per week. Background check and clean driving record 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
Time commitment approximately 3-4 hours one day per week to make regularly scheduled stops and occasional random pickups. Drivers will be trained and must have a clean driving record. Hours: 8:00 am - 11:30 am.  
Please contact Shona Castillo for more information, 561-278-0918 or scastillo@crosministries.org.
 
CROS Warehouse - Lake Worth
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 8:30am-1pm and need to be able to lift 60lbs.
Please contact Pete at 561-233-9009 x112 or
pnoble@crosministries.org for more information.
 
Food Pantries
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
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) 
Snap for Seniors (Creole)

Mission: CROS Ministries serves the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin Counties through community collaborations.

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