CROS Ministries // This Week!                                                                July 18, 2017
A weekly update especially for CROS Liaisons, Board Members, Friends, and  V olunteers 
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, October 7
Registration - 8am,  the Walk begins - 9am
Downtown West Palm Beach
Flagler Drive
Gleaning
Last weekend was our final gleaning for the season. Thank you to all of our gleaners, growers,
and funders who made 
this season so spectacular.
W e are beyond grateful for your service to CROS.
You truly made a big difference in the lives
of many hungry residents in our community. 

For more information about CROS Gleaning, please contact Keith Cutshall at kcutshall@crosministries.org.
Pantry Need This Week
Tomato Sauce, Canned Tomatoes
Caring Kitchen Need  This Week

Men's work pants size 34

 (see under Bulletin Announcements 

for other Boutique Needs)
Advocacy Corner
CROS Camp has evolved over the past couple of years into a program that 1) promotes school readiness, 2) ensures proper nutrition, and 3) guarantees a safe nurturing place for campers to call "home" during the day. This FRAC (Food Action Research Center) article reinforces summer programming like CROS Camp, and its benefits in preventing learning loss and 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
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.
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.

  
 

   
DINE & DONATE - Wed. July 26
Support CROS Ministries by enjoying a meal at Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, 1841 S Federal Hwy on Wednesday, July 26 from 11am - 10pm. Show this post to your server, and 10% of your check will be donated to our Nutrition in a Knapsack program. Nutrition in a Knapsack provides weekend backpacks filled with food to 150 Pine Grove Elementary students during the school year.  for a downloadable flyer.  Check out Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar's menu here.
For more information contact, Juanita Bryant Goode at jgoode@crosministries.org.

Lunch & Learn, July 26
 
Want to learn more about CROS  and our programs? Do you have new staff who might like to learn about CROS?
 
Join us for a fun-filled day learning about the many programs of CROS Ministries. We start in Lake Worth at our administrative offices and then to Delray for lunch.

When: Wednesday, July 26, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Where: CROS Administrative Offices 
3677 23rd Avenue South, #B-101, Lake Worth
What: Learn about CROS Programs 
For more information and to RSVP: contact 
Rev. Juanita Bryant Goode at jgoode@crosministries.org   or 561-699-5113  
CROS NEEDS YOUR HELP!
We desperately need volunteers to sort food at our Warehouse in Lake Worth
Sorting Groups of 4 - 10 people needed. 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.
Text FOODFL
to 877-877 to find free summer meals near you. 
When school is out, the Summer BreakSpot is in! Text 'FOODFL' to  877-877, dial '2-1-1' or click here for free summer meals near you! Kids and teens can get a free, healthy and delicious meal at nearby Summer BreakSpots while having a fun, safe place to hang out with their friends! Summer BreakSpot fills the nutrition gap during the summer by serving meals to children 18 years and younger so they can return to school healthy, happy and ready to learn.



Click here for a pdf flyer
Click her e for a pdf flyer in Spanis h and Creole
Click here for the SummerFoodFlorida site
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, sneakers and work boots, size 8-13
  • Men's pants sizes 34
  • Men's underwear (new)
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 Brian Rowe at 561-779-7936 or   browe@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 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
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.orgfor 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.
  
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 Pete Noble at  561-233-9009 x112 or
pnoble@crosministries.org.
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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