Hunger & Homeless Ministries

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Afghan Refugee Sponsorship
Crossroads Mission & Outreach Ministry team is exploring the opportunity to co-sponsor one of the refugee families from Fort McCoy, beginning in February or March. Before we make this commitment, we’d like to gauge the level of interest our Crossroads family has in committing to this urgent humanitarian need. Please email Joann Steidinger A.S.A.P. if you are interested. (Read more about this opportunity and commitment here…)

Cathedral Center
The second Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Prepare dinner in advance and serve to women and families at the center.  Click here to visit the Cathedral Center’s website.

Chili Guys – St. Ben’s
Each Tuesday at 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. meet in Crossroads kitchen to make chili. Contact Dick Janssen cook for the hungry chili and help deliver to St. Ben’s clinic for the homeless in Milwaukee.

Crossroads Mission Garden – 2021
Contact Pat Vicenzi or Karen McKinney if you would like to help! All produce is donated to the Food Pantry at Family Sharing of Ozaukee County. Our focus on vegetables produces heavily, and is easily prepared by families (beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash and zucchini). The raised garden beds reduce the need for weeding and watering. Thanks to volunteers who helped plant, water, weed and harvest.

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.

Family Sharing: Feed a Family
Click here for a list of items requested by Family Sharing during this month. Drop off your purchase at the Mission board grocery cart or deliver your donations directly to Family Sharing in Grafton.

Family Promise
In the past, the congregations provided overnight shelter, warm meals, and fellowship, but that all changed in April of 2020. Currently, 16 networked congregations provide meals for shelter guests Monday – Friday and conduct supply drives to meet the shelter guests’ basic needs.

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.

Repairers of the Breach-ON HOLD
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.