C.R.O.S. (Christians Reaching Out to Society) Ministries collaborates with other organizations to help feed the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. In 1978, a group of United Methodist Churches located in Palm Beach County came together to form Christians Reaching Out to Society (CROS Ministries). They realized that together they could make more of a difference assisting the community’s unmet needs.
We believe that to be successful in addressing hunger, the community must come together. For 38 years, C.R.O.S. has brought people of different faiths, civic groups, and members of our community to work together effectively towards the common goal of ending hunger in our county. With limited staff, we utilize the talents of more than 3,000 volunteers to operate our programs. Using volunteers keeps our costs down which allows us to be open numerous days/week. All services are provided free of charge without regard to race, religion, national origin, marital status, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
Yearly Activities and Important Tasks:
- December: Christmas collection to Gifts of Hope
- December through May: Gleaning
- April: Annual fund raiser (Old School Square)
- May: Postman’s Food Drive (Participate)June through
- August: Day Camps for elementary and middle school students from low income families.
- October: Annual “End Hunger Walk” in West Palm Beach.
You can help by volunteering to serve at food pantries or at the C.R.O.S. office; donating food or money or gleaning produce.
Contact to Volunteer: Juanita Bryant Goode, Director of Engagement
Contact to Donate: Gibbie Nauman, Dir. of Develop. & Community Relations