Hunger & Homeless Ministries

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Mission Garden – August 2020
The Crossroads Mission Garden is a labor of love. Harvesting is well underway! All produce is donated to the Food Pantry at Family Sharing of Ozaukee County. This year the focus is on vegetables that produce heavily and are easily prepared by families who receive them. The garden is providing beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash and zucchini. All the rows between the raised beds have been mulched with wood chips, and by mulching the beds with marsh hay after planting the need for weeding and watering has been greatly reduced. Many thanks to the loyal volunteers who helped plant, water, weed and harvest.  We expect the harvest to continue through September. Contact Pat Vicenzi or Karen McKinney if you would like to help!

Feed a Family
Click here for a list of items requested during this month.  Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, deliver your grocery donations directly to Family Sharing in Grafton. They offer curb-side drop off on weekdays.
When we resume in-person worship and gatherings, you and your family may sign up to help hand out grocery bags with shopping lists to those attending worship on the 1st Sunday of the month. Worshippers return the groceries to the mission collection area during the month; groceries are distributed to Family Sharing.

Family Promise
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, guest families are not hosted at Crossroads or other area churches. However, Crossroads is providing FP guests with meals through August…(read more)
Provides shelter and services to Ozaukee County homeless families with children, with the goal of reversing the causes of homelessness and optimizing self-sufficiency. A network of area churches provide meals and overnight accommodations, with daytime services and shelter at a Port Washington day center. Crossroads is committed to being a Family Promise Host Church, welcoming families into our facilities during specific weeks of the year.

2020 Crossroads Hosting Dates:

  • February  16-23
  • April  12-19
  • July 12-19
  • September 27-October 4
  • December 6-13
    1. Sign Up: receive updates and alerts about volunteer opportunities, donations, and hosting dates
    2. Volunteer:  serve meals, fellowship with guests, stay overnight at Crossroads, and set up and take down guest rooms. New volunteers will be trained.
    3. Donate:  items currently needed for this ministry

Cathedral Center
2nd Thursday each month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Prepare dinner in advance and serve to women and families at the center;  click Cathedral Center to visit their website.

Chili Guys – St. Ben’s
Each Tuesday at 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. meet in Crossroads kitchen to make chili; deliver chili and bakery to St. Ben’s clinic for the homeless in Milwaukee.

Divine Intervention
Serve a meal or be an overnight prayer vigil supervisor in this ministry at Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church in Milwaukee; providing a safe and warm place for people to sleep during the winter months.  Provide donations of bus passes, fair-trade coffee, creamer, sugar, new undergarments, gently used socks, toiletries, hand warmers, gloves, and hats.

Larry’s Under the Bridge
Volunteer to prepare bagged dinners that are delivered to the Bay View area on Sundays and Mondays, weekly, to those who may/may not qualify for shelters.  Additional donations of toiletries, socks, underwear, toilet paper, and winter clothing may be delivered with the dinners. Click here for more information.

Milwaukee Rescue Mission
Volunteer to serve the homeless on Saturdays: Cross Trainers Academy, Joy House, Equip, Safe Harbor, serving meals,  or maintenance. For detailed information click here.

Repairers of the Breach 
Opportunities to serve include the Brown Bag Lunch Bible Study, prayer and fellowship; donate clothing, household items, cleaning supplies, and toiletries.  The area’s only day shelter for those who are homeless.  Click Repairers of the Breach to visit their website.