Food 2 Go
In 2009 through our relationship with Wayne local schools and Living Hope Church, we became aware of a significant need in our community – children who through no fault of their own were eating little or nothing during the weekends of the school year. They were receiving nutritious meals through the school lunch program but often would be fending for themselves from the end of the school day on Friday until Monday morning.
In response to that need, CrossView launched Food 2 Go. Throughout the school year, we collect and purchase specific foods that are taken to Waynesville High School. We have formed a partnership there with the special education program who sort the items and pack them for the individual children who find a small bag of food in their backpack each Friday afternoon.
Several local organizations partner with CrossView in this important ministry: Ellis Super Valu Grocery in Waynesville, American Legion Post 615, First Baptist Church of Waynesville, Waynesville Church of Christ, and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.
CrossView currently feeds about 30 children each weekend of the school year through the Food 2 Go program. Were the resources available, another 100 children in Waynesville alone are eligible and could benefit from Food 2 Go.