CROS Ministries // This Week!                                                           September 6, 2017
A weekly update especially for CROS Liaisons, Board Members, Friends, and  V olunteers 
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Saturday, October 7
Registration - 8am,  the Walk begins - 9am
Contact Gibbie Nauman at gnauman@crosministries.org

The End Hunger Walk is a 5K (3.1 mile) Walk along Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. The Walk is free, however, we ask that Walkers raise a minimum of $100 through pledge envelopes or online donation pages. For more information and to register online, click here. Volunteer opportunities available too!
Contact Gibbie Nauman at gnauman@crosministries.org

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Gleaning
See you in November! Weather permitting.
For more information about CROS Gleaning, please contact Keith Cutshall at kcutshall@crosministries.org.
Pantry Need This Week
Tomato Sauce, Canned Tomatoes
Advocacy Corner
Palm Be ach  County Guide to S ervices
Here is a list of contact numbers that may be useful to you this week:
* Emergency ..................................911
* Public Safety................................561-712-6400
* TDD (Hearing Impaired)..............561-712-6343
* Senior Helpline............................211
Animal Care & Control....................561-233-1200
American Red Cross ......................561-833-7711
Code Enforcement.........................561-233-5500
Consumer Affairs ...........................561-712-6600
Consumer Assistance Hotline........800-227-8676
Contractor Certification.................561-233-5525
Engineering & Public Works ..........561-684-4000
FEMA...............................................800-621-3362
Fire Rescue - Non-Emergency .......561-712-6550
Insurance Commissioner.................561-681-6392
FPL Power Outages ........................561-697-8000
Health Department .........................561-840-4500
Palm Tran ........................................561-841-4200
Palm Tran Connection......................561-649-9838
Parks and Recreation ......................561-966-6600
Price Gouging Hotline......................866-966-7226
Public Affairs Department ..............561-355-2754
Roads, Drainage, Traffic .................561-684-4018
Salvation Army................................561-686-3530
Sheriff (PBSO) - Non-Emergency....561-688-3000
Solid Waste Authority ....................561-640-4000
Traffic Signal Repair .......................561-683-6885
United Way .....................................561-375-6600
*PBC Water Utilities .......................561-493-6000
Emergency Repairs 24 hrs..............561-740-4600
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*Check your water bill to determine who provides your water. Don''t panic. Be kind to one another.
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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.
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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.

  
 


Warehouse Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers to assist us at our Lake Worth warehouse for food pick-ups and food deliveries to CROS food pantries. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and be able to climb stairs. Please call Brian at 561-779-7936, browe@crosministries.org or Pete at pnoble@crosministries.org 
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 Homebound 
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 10:30 am-1:00 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. 

From Nov. 1 - 10, 2017  
Volunteer Greeters
We will need two volunteers to stand on the east and north side of the property to greet individuals coming to the Caring Kitchen for service and redirect them to the new locations where meals are being served.  Looking for two shifts: 8:30 am - 10:30 am and 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
 
From Nov. 1, 2017 forward  
Van Loader
We need two volunteers to help us with loading and unloading the prepared food into and out of the van. Help is needed Monday through Friday from either 11:15 am - 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm.  Choose a day and time that works for you.

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
 
 
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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