CROS Ministries // This Week!                                                                June 13, 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
IT'S TIME!
 We will be gleaning mangoes on Saturday, June 17
in Lantana starting at 8:45 am.

Please contact Keith at kcutshall@crosministries.org
for directions. 

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

Men's shoes and work boots, size 8-13

  (see under Bulletin Announcements 
for other Boutique Needs)
Advocacy Corner
Check out this short video. It talks about eight things you need to know about the  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program , the nation's most successful hunger-fighting program. It helps over 40 million people have enough food to eat, responds to the economy, and has long-term benefits for its participants. Check it out by clicking on the arrow in the middle of the graphic.

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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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.

  
 

   
CROS Camp
Our camp program started last week and despite a little rain, all is going well.  CROS Camp is a nine-week summer day camp promoting school readiness, ensuring proper nutrition, and guaranteeing a safe nurturing place for campers to call "home" during the day. 

"Working at CROS opened up Sharonda's eyes to how poverty can affect people in different ways and how important programs like CROS Summer camp can be for struggling families. "I am proud to say that I have helped benefit the community by working with CROS Ministries."

Campers receive lunch, and snacks daily from Palm Bea ch County's Summer BreakSpot program and breakfast as needed.  They also get backpacks every Friday filled with food through our community partner, Palm Beach CountyFood Bank's, Food4Summer program. Our Camp activities include: academics, laying the foundation of Christian principles through Chapel and Bible studies, on site or off-site field trips, music, sports, arts and crafts.

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  

Click here for a pdf flyer
Click here for a pdf flyer in Spanish 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 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.
  
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,Thursdays, Fridays from 9 am - Noon.   
Please contact Pete Noble at  561-233-9009 x112 or
pnoble@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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