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Helping local school children who struggle with hunger

8

SCHOOLS

83

CHILDREN

42

WEEKENDS

3,486

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 / decembeR 2017

We are serving 83 children at 8 schools in the Gainesville and Haymarket area of western Prince William County.  Click on the Facebook icon (top right) for photos of recent packing and delivery.

IT'S TIME TO SAY "THANK YOU"

  • To the 27 volunteers who packed and carried food Monday night, 11/27.  See photos on our FaceBook page.  Together they packed nearly 500 bags of food for the next 6 weekends.
  • To the 8 drivers who delivered food to the schools 11/28.
  • To Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church for providing snacks to children at Bull Run Middle School.  They are also preparing Snow Day Kits - a bag of food for counselors to pass out to children in need whenever the weather man says, "No school tomorrow!"
  • To the Giving Circle of Heritage Hunt for their 2017 grant of $2,000.00 to help feed children in need.  THANK YOU ALL!

CAN YOU HELP PACK?  DO YOU HAVE A TRUCK, VAN, OR SUV TO HELP DELIVER FOOD?  Here's a link to SignUpGenius to volunteer for the following activities in December.

  • NEXT PACKING NIGHT:  Monday, January 8, 7 pm:  at 5960 Piney Grove Way, Gainesville.
  • NEXT DELIVERY DAY:  Tuesday, January 9, 1 pm:  at 5960 Piney Grove Way, Gainesville.  Vehicles must be able to carry food for 6 weekends.  This could be as many as 14 apple boxes of food!  If you can volunteer, go to SignUpGenius to help.
  • See the "Calendar" button above for additional dates throughout the school year.

 

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

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Crossroads-Connection is a local charity dependent entirely on the goodwill of donors like you.  Every dollar received goes to the purchase of food.  If you wish to donate, see the information below to donate online or by check

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.

Looking Back In Time...  Just 2 years ago our organization was reaching 40 children at 4 schools.  Today, thanks to donors and volunteers, we helping 83 children at twice as many schools.  The need is great.  Can you help?

The 2017–2018 School Year Commitment is to serve 83 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:  13 children
  • Piney Branch Elementary School:  14 children
  • Tyler Elementary School:  14 children
  • Buckland Mills Elementary School:  10 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


$20,750

Budget for 2017–2018

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