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Helping local school children who struggle with hunger

9

SCHOOLS

138

CHILDREN

7

months

966

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.

2020-2021 FOOD DRIVE SHOPPING/DONATION LIST


FEBRUARY 2021

**FEBRUARY 13 FOOD DISTRIBUTION WILL BE HELD AS SCHEDULED.  PICKUP IS FROM 10:00 - 12:00 AT SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS:  4090 SUDLEY RD. HAYMARKET**

Feed the Hungry Fundraiser

Would you like a chance to win a great prize while helping food insecure children? Crossroads is sponsoring a prize drawing for fabulous gifts from our local sponsors.  All proceeds will be used to provide weekend meals to food insecure school children in Haymarket and Gainesville. 

Local Artisan  

Our local artisans spotlight gift basket is just one of six fabulous prizes!  Click here to view the details and print out the order form.  If you don’t have a printer, you can simply send your order information and check to Shepherd of the Hills with Crossroads in the memo line.

All order forms must be received by MARCH 2nd in order to be entered into the March 5th drawing.

For questions, please contact Ulli Reynolds at ullireynolds@gmail.com

 

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!

 

QUESTIONS?  CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

AMAZON SHOPPERS, PICK UP A FEW ITEMS FROM OUR AMAZON WISH LIST!

Donating food items to Crossroads is easy!  Check out our Amazon Wish List

 

 

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

The 2020-2021 School Year commitment is to serve 138 children:

  • Battlefield High School
  • Buckland Mills Elementary School
  • Bull Run Middle School
  • Glenkirk Elementary School
  • Gravely Elementary School
  • Mt. View Elementary School
  • PACE West School
  • Piney Branch Elementary School
  • Tyler Elementary School

The Details

Shopping, Packing, & Distribution

  • Volunteers shop virtually.  Many retailers are limiting the number of items that can be purchased at once and those that allow for bulk purchasing have subtantialy increased their prices, so we search for the most cost effective way to purchase food in bulk.   
  • Up to 22 volunteers meet monthly to pack.  We will be following CDC guidelines for the safety of all of our volunteers! 
  • Until students go back to the classroom, we will distribute meals at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church on the second Saturday of every month.  

 

$360

Cost per Child per 7-month School Year


$38,640

Budget for 2020-2021

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