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Helping local school children who struggle with hunger

7+

SCHOOLS

80

CHILDREN

42

WEEKENDS

3,360

BAGS

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Crossroads-Connection is a Christian community service organization that provides a Weekend Food Program for needy children in the public schools of Gainesville and Haymarket, Virginia.  Our goal is to alleviate hunger as an obstruction to classroom learning.  Sustained by a faithful and growing community of donors and volunteers, we operate as a chartered club of Heritage Hunt and a ministry of Riverside Presbyterian Church.  We welcome all who desire to support this mission.

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News / august 2017

Many volunteers gathered Thursday August 17 to help take delivery of 3,000# of canned good and other food items at the Haymarket Walmart.  All in preparation for the new school year and the Weekend Food Program to serve children in need.  Thank you all for your help!  A special thanks to the Occoquan Bible Church's youth ministry team for helping to get it all to the basement.  You can see photos of this event on our Facebook page.

 SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 28!  In just 1 week children return to schools in our area.  Crossroads-Connection is preparing to feed those who would otherwise not have food over the weekends.  Important dates:

  • Wednesday, August 23, 10 am: Where?  Manassas Costco for additional shopping.  See your SignUpGenius invitation to volunteer.
  • Monday, August 28, 7 pm: Where?  5960 Piney Grove Way for packing food.  See your SignUpGenius invitation to volunteer.
  • See the "Calendar" button above for additional dates throughout the school year.

Need a handy flyer on Crossroads-Connection to share with friends?  Download Info Sheet highlighted above.

 Does your child need Volunteer Service Hours?  Contact crossroads.connection2010@gmail.com to learn how he or she can help.

COMING SOON - NEW EMAIL FORMAT:  Soon Crossroads-Connection will migrate from the usual email sent from our gmail address to Mailchimp, an email marketing service.  This is due to limitations that Comcast places on the number of recipients that can be included in any email.  We currently have over 130 names on our mailing list which means sending the same email message to 3 different mailing lists.  Mailchimp provides this service for free to small charitable organizations such as Crossroads-Connection.  It is assumed you voluntarily granted permission to receive periodic emails from Crossroads-Connection.  If this is not the case, it is simple to unsubscribe by clicking on a link at the bottom of the email.  We'll miss you if you do!  If new to Crossroads-Connection, you can subscribe by clicking on Newsletter at the top right of this page.

The Challenge

Crossroads-Connection works with counselors at local public schools to provide weekend food for children in need.  Funding comes from local churches and church organizations, the Heritage Hunt Women's Organization, the Giving Circle of Heritage Hunt, local businesses, and individual donors.  The number of children served each year depends on available funding.

The 2017–2018 School Year Commitment is to serve 80 children:

  • Bull Run Middle School:  12 children
  • Glenkirk Elementary School:  3 children
  • Gravely Elementary School:  13 children
  • Mt. View Elementary School:  4 children
  • PACE West School:  10 children
  • Piney Branch Elementary School:  10 children
  • Tyler Elementary School:  12 children
  • To Be Determined:  16 children

The Details

Shopping, Packing, & Delivery

  • Volunteers organize to shop bi-monthly or as needed at local stores
  • Packing is monthly with 15-20 volunteers
  • Delivery is monthly

Food Provided is non-perishable, high protein, low sugar.  Items may vary from time to time.

  • Cereals - instant oatmeal
  • Milk - low fat white and chocolate
  • Fruit - applesauce and boxed raisins
  • Dinners - variety of Chef Boyardee and Cup Noodles
  • Snack Items - protein bars, peanuts
  • Salty Snacks - Cheez-Its, peanut butter crackers
  • Sweet Snacks - Rice Krispies Treats, protein bars

Individuals Seeking Volunteer Service Hours Always Welcome!

We use SignUpGenius for routine volunteer signups.

$250

Cost per Child per 10-month School Year


$20,000

Budget for 2017–2018

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