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Helping local school children who struggle with hunger

9

SCHOOLS

100

CHILDREN

42

WEEKENDS

4,200

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.

2018-2019 INFORMATION SHEET


News for JUNE 2019

PACKING & DELIVERY FOR 2019 SUMMER PROGRAM   

Crossroads is pleased to announce that we will be providing weekend meals to food insecure children attending SACC Summer Camp at Haymarket and Glenkirk Elementary Schools.  

We will host an ALL YOUTH Packing Party on June 13th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Shepherd of the Hills (4090 Sudley Road, Haymarket).  In addition to packing,  we'll have pizza, play outdoor games (or bring your favorite board game) and share a time of community fellowship.  This event is open to individuals or any youth based group...we hope see scouts, Juniorettes, church groups or anyone who wants to help Crossroads! 

Please RSVP so that we can have enough pizza!    

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!

 

 

CROSSROADS RECOGNIZED BY PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY SCHOOLS AS A BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE YEAR!

We are thrilled to announce that Crossroads was nominated by Tyler Elementary and selected to receive a 2019 Business Partnership of the Year Award.   We will be recognized at the June 5th Prince William County School Board Meeting and will be featured in a future Public Service Announcement that will be aired on Prince William County Schools TV. Words can not express the gratitude that we feel for our ever-growing Crossroads community.  It is the community that makes our efforts possible, it is the community that supports us in times of trial and it is the community that reminds us that we do this for the food insecure children of Haymarket and Gainesville.    Please join us on June 5th to show the School Board that you are a proud member of the Crossroads Community!

 

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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 5 years ago our organization was reaching 40 children at 4 schools.  Today, thanks to donors and volunteers, we helping 100 children at twice as many schools.  Can you help?

The 2018–2019 School Year commitment is to serve 100 children:

  • Battlefield High School:  4 children
  • Buckland Mills Elementary School:  10 children
  • Bull Run Middle School:  12 children
  • Glenkirk Elementary School:  2 children
  • Gravely Elementary School:  13 children
  • Mt. View Elementary School:  4 children
  • PACE West School:  11 children
  • Piney Branch Elementary School:  16 children
  • Tyler Elementary School:  28 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


$25,000

Budget for 2018-2019

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