Congratulations to the group of 9 Middle High youth and their chaperones for a job well done! This group arrived in Kansas City Friday night and left after worship on Sunday. They served at Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc., and at Harvesters Community Food Network.
Along with the hard work, they had so much fun serving others. They worked hard, worshipped together, built relationships, and made memories together.
We are proud of them!
Thank you to chaperones Greg Roberg, Mark Robinson, Karissa Heckens, and Youth Director Jenny Meyers for your leadership, planning, and guidance for this trip!
About Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc.
Our mission: Provide people in the Kansas City area affected by poverty with services and opportunities that encourage self-confidence, meet the needs of today, and provide the tools for future self-sufficiency.
Cross-Lines provides a wide variety of programs to serve those in need. The diverse emergency assistance programs offer laundry services, shower facilities, clean clothing, and rent and utility assistance. For those needing food, Cross-Lines serves breakfast and lunch five days a week in our community annex. The food pantry and Commodities programs offer a bag of groceries to an average of 1200 qualifying families a month. The Cross-Lines Thrift Store is another valued community resource where individuals and families can purchase quality household items at a low cost.
Click here to learn more about Cross-Lines.
About Harvesters Community Food Network
Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow.
We are a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. We also offer education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and teach about good nutrition.
Harvesters’ main facility is located in Kansas City, Missouri, and also operates a second facility in Topeka, Kansas.
Harvesters is a certified member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks. In 2011 Harvesters was Feeding America’s Food Bank of the Year. We are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Harvesters also is one of five regional disaster relief staging sites for Feeding America. We continually store a supply of food, water and cleaning supplies that can be sent to a disaster site on short notice.
Click here to learn more about Harvesters.