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Helping local school children who struggle with hunger

9

SCHOOLS

120

CHILDREN

42

WEEKENDS

5,040

BAGS

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Crossroads-Connection is a Christian community service organization that provides a Weekend Food Program for food insecure 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 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church of Haymarket.  We welcome all who desire to support this mission.

2019-2020 INFORMATION SHEET


News for July 2020

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Let's admit it...nothing has been "normal" about 2020.  We have all faced many uncertainties in regard to health, work location, virtual school and much more.

One thing we do know, is that food insecurity is still a barrier to learning. The Crossroads team is meeting to evaluate our options to support the children of Haymarket and Gainseville for the upcoming school year. 

 

Prince William County is slated to announce plans doe 2020/2021 on July 15th.  We'll have more information about our plans after that time and we'll let you know our next steps. 

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to connecting with you again soon! 

SIGN UP 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 info@crossroads-connection.org 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!

 

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The Challenge

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 120 children at twice as many schools.  Can you help?

The 2019 - 2020 School Year commitment is to serve 120 children:

  • Battlefield High School:  6 children
  • Buckland Mills Elementary School:  20 children
  • Bull Run Middle School:  12 children
  • Glenkirk Elementary School:  5 children
  • Gravely Elementary School:  14 children
  • Mt. View Elementary School:  6 children
  • PACE West School:  11 children
  • Piney Branch Elementary School:  13 children
  • Tyler Elementary School:  32 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.   Food being provided for the 2019-2020 school year: 

  • Chef Boyardee pasta in can- 15 oz. size
  • Kraft Mac & Cheese - individual bowl size
  • Wegman’s White low-fat milk - individual box size
  • Minute Maid 100% juice box
  • Raisins - single serving size
  • Motts Applesauce- single serving cup
  • Dole Mandarin Oranges in 100 % fruit juice - individual bowl
  • Quaker Oatmeal- single serving packets
  • Nature Valley Oats & Honey bar
  • Nature Valley Protein Bar
  • Gold Fish - individual packets
  • Wellsley Farms Nuts and Dark Chocolate Trail Mix
  • Wellsley Farms Fruit and Grain Cereal Bars
  • Wellsley Farms Chewy Granola Bar

$260

Cost per Child per 10-month School Year


$31,200

Budget for 2019 - 2020

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