If nothing else, 2020 has been a year of change and uncertainty. Just like many of you, Crossroads has been waiting, watching, and trying to determine the best path forward. One thing that hasn’t changed is our mission; it has always been and will continue to be eliminating food insecurity as a barrier to learning. As you are aware, Prince William County decided to have students learn remotely for at least the first semester therefore, we’ve re-evaluated the distribution channel for our weekend food bags.
During this time of remote learning, we will be providing a different variety of food in larger portions that will be distributed monthly from Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (4090 Sudley Road, Haymarket). This food basket is not a month’s worth of food, rather it is intended to supplement meals that are being distributed by PWCS.
Our goal for this year is to support 138 students in 9 schools. Admittedly, this is an ambitious goal for us. The highest number of students that we’ve supported in the past was 124. An additional 14 students might not seem like a lot but that’s an almost $4,000 increase to our small budget. We know the need is great…but so are our supporters and volunteers! Please see the attached flyer for simple ways that you can support the food insecure children in Haymarket and Gainesville.
As always, thank you for being part of the Crossroads Community!
Crossroads-Connection works with counselors at local public schools to identify students who are impacted by food insecurity; Crossroads provides weekend food to those students. Funding comes from local churches, the Heritage Hunt Women's Organization, the Giving Circle of Heritage Hunt, The Women's Club of Dominion Valley, local businesses, and individual donors. The number of children served each year depends on available funding.
Looking Back In Time... Just 5 years ago our organization was reaching 40 children at 4 schools. Today, thanks to donors and volunteers, we helping 138 children at twice as many schools. Can you help?
The 2020-2021 School Year commitment is to serve 138 children:
Shopping, Packing, & Distribution
Cost per Child per 7-month School Year
Budget for 2020-2021
Crossroads-Connection is a 501c(3) charity and a ministry of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Haymarket. Gifts are tax-deductible and 100% goes to the purchase of food.
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