Though we are an international organization, Cross occasionally finds the opportunity to reach out to those in need in our own community. This month we’ve partnered with two local outreach agencies to distribute 41,000-pounds of Thanksgiving food supplies to hundreds of the poor in Broward County.
On Friday, a few Cross staff members went to a homeless center near Cross headquarters in Pompano Beach, South Florida, where the donated food was being sorted and prepared for other charity groups to pick up and distribute to the poor.
With the help of Broward Outreach Center and Volunteer Broward, the 41,000 pounds of food from Cross will go to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and the homes of needy families. The food will help meet the increased demand among the county’s destitute, especially during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
“This is a huge blessing for us,” said James Whitworth, center director of the Broward Outreach Center. “With the downturn in the economy, donations are down and everyone is scrambling. So when partnerships like this happen it is great blessing, especially for the needy families who depend on us for food.”
Cross is blessed and thankful for the many generous benefactors who make outreach projects like this possible! Visit our website for more information on how you can help the poor through Cross.
Click here to see photos from the food distribution on Friday.