CROS Ministries // This Week!                                                                May 2, 2017
A weekly update especially for CROS Liaisons, Board Members, Friends, and  V olunteers 
This Saturday, we will be gleaning potatoes in 
Palm City and green peppers in Jupiter.
All start times 8:45 am
Contact Keith at
for more details and directions.

2016-2017 Gleaning Dates  (tentative) 
For more information about CROS Gleaning, please contact Keith Cutshall at
Pantry Need This Week
Canned Beans
Caring Kitchen Need  This Week
Hygiene Items
  (see under Bulletin Announcements 
for other Boutique Needs)
Advocacy Corner
Members of Congress Send Letter to Gov. Scott in Opposition to Florida Legislature's Attempts to Cut SNAP

Ten members of Congress sent a letter to Gov. Scott last week asking him to oppose the Florida Legislature's attempts to restrict access to SNAP. See attached and link to letter below. 

Please consider thanking signees for stepping up, particularly Rep. Lawson , who spearheaded the effort. 

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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

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


We are looking for Camp Interns
Want to work with Campers? Summer Interns Needed!
2017 Summer Mission Intern Program
Must be between
19 and 30 year's old (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 (re turning interns receive an increased stip end).

Application deadline is May 5. 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

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.
Job Opportunity
Job Title:  Caring Kitchen Assistant Program Director - full-time (40 hours/week 
Job Summary:   The Caring Kitchen Assistant Program Director works under the direction of The Caring Kitchen Program Director to serve meals and offer client assistance through the use of volunteers and community partnerships.
Click here for the job description (pdf)

Position Salary Range: $16 - $18
Mail (1) resume, (2) letter of intent, (3) three references (two employment), and (4) wage requirements to:
CROS Ministries
ATTN: Meredith Caldwell
3677 23rd Ave. S., #B-101
Lake Worth, FL  33461  
E-mail your submission to

Submissions should have all four components, as listed above, to be considered complete.  Submissions should be postmarked by May 19, 2017 , if mailed.  E-mailed submissions should be received by May 19, 2017 .
It is the policy of CROS Ministries to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, age or other unlawful discriminatory characteristics as defined in federal, state, or local laws. All candidates are considered on the basis of individual character, qualifications, and abilities in relation to the requirements of the advertised position.
Call for Volunteers
The 25th annual Letter Carriers'  Stamp Out Hunge r® Food  Dr ive 
-Saturday, M ay 13,  201 7-
Where:  Boynton Beach and Delray Beach Post Offices. 
Volunteer Times: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (limited) and 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 
For directions and more information, contact Brian Rowe at 
or 561-779-7936.
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)   
WHERE: Cason United Methodist Church, 342 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
RSVP TO: Juanita Bryant Goode at 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
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
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 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 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 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
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 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

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 for more information.
Community Resources

National Day of Prayer 
Unity Brunch
Hosted by Mayor Pam Triolo
Thursday, May 4 - 9:30 am
Scottish Rite Temple
2000 North D Street
Lake Worth
for the  invitation  (pdf)

West Palm Beach
Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
with Mayor Jeri Muoio  
Date: May 9, 2017
Time: 8:00 am
Where: The Salvation Army Northwest Community Center
600 North Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach
Click here for the invitation (pdf)

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.