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Helping local school children who struggle with hunger

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SCHOOLS

90

CHILDREN

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WEEKENDS

3,790

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.  NOTE:  On January 1, 2019, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church of Haymarket will assume the leadership and management of Crossroads-Connection.

Download 2018-2019 Information Sheet
Transition Announcement (4/2018)
Crossroads-Connection Rises Up After Email Fraud


News / OCTOber 2018

HAYMARKET DAY IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH.  Stop by our booth in the “Community Non-Profit” area at Haymarket Day.  Learn how Crossroads-Connection is making a difference in the lives of food-insecure children in our local schools.

PACKING & DELIVERY FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR: Next Packing Night is Monday, November 12 at 7:00 pm at 5960 Piney Grove Way.  Click HERE to Volunteer!  For future packing and delivery dates, click on the calendar link in the top right corner above.

AMAZON WISH LIST  Next time you're shopping online, check out our Amazon Wish List, click on an item (or a few) and check out…Amazon takes care of the rest!  Click here, or from your own Amazon session:

  1. Click on Accounts and Lists on the upper right side of the menu
  2. Click on Your Lists/Wish List
  3. Click on the Your Friends Tab
  4. Enter Crossroads Connection in the “Enter a Person’s Name” Field. Click Search

 

 

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

NEW TO CROSSROADS? WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

  1. Go to www.SignUpGenius.com
  2. To create an account click on New Member Registration. Enter your email address and create a password.
  3. In the upper right corner look for "Create a Sign Up" and, beside it, the search icon.
  4. Click on the search icon.
  5. Go to “Search by Email”, enter the email askales@comcast.net followed by the random text - and click on search.
  6. This will take you to available sign ups for Crossroads.
  7. Click on Volunteers.
  8. On the sign up, scroll down to the date when you want to volunteer.
  9. Click on sign up and you’re set!

 

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, The Women's Club of The Regency, local businesses, and individual donors.  The number of children served each year depends on available funding.

Looking Back In Time...  Just 3 years ago our organization was reaching 40 children at 4 schools.  Today, thanks to donors and volunteers, we helping 90 children at twice as many schools.  Can you help?

The 2018–2019 School Year commitment is to serve 90 children:

  • Buckland Mills Elementary School:  10 children
  • Bull Run Middle School:  12 children
  • Glenkirk Elementary School:  6 children
  • Gravely Elementary School:  11 children
  • Mt. View Elementary School:  4 children
  • PACE West School:  11 children
  • Piney Branch Elementary School:  16 children
  • Tyler Elementary School:  20 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 to schools is monthly

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

  • Cereal - Oatmeal (2 different flavors)
  • Drinks - White Milk and 100% Juice Box
  • Fruit - Applesauce and Mandarin Oranges
  • Dinners - Variety of Chef Boyardee, Kraft Mac & Cheese
  • Protein - Nature Valley Protein Bar, Peanuts & Raisins
  • Salty Snacks - Nature Valley Oats & Honey Granola Bars, & Goldfish
  • Sweet Snacks - Chocolate Chip Chewy Bar & Snack Pack Pudding Cup

We use SignUpGenius for routine volunteer signups.

$250

Cost per Child per 10-month School Year


$22,500

Budget for 2018-2019

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