Thrivent Financial Provides Grant for Purchase of 200 Thanksgiving Meals to Those Living in Food Insecurity locally in the Culture of Poverty.
Thrivent Financial has provided a grant to CrossRoads Mission which has allowed us to order and procure turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetables, and a dessert for approximately 200 families who now live below the financial poverty line, experience food insecurity, and otherwise not have a Thanksgiving Day meal for their family in their home. Recipients must be currently registered as Guests of CrossRoads Mission, and the meals will be handed out on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 25 & 26, 2014. between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the mission located at 1006 Second St SW in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
CrossRoads Mission and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans have partnered on numerous projects in the past eight years in support of our Guests who live below the financial poverty limits prescribed by the federal government. “Thrivent Financial has been an excellent resource to work with in fighting poverty, especially hunger. Pastor Kane said, “our numbers in the data collected to date indicates that 52% of those receiving Thanksgiving dinners to take home and cook at home this Thanksgiving will be children under the age of 18. It is as much about children as it is adults in our struggle to provide balanced meals to those living in the culture of poverty in the Cedar Rapids Metro Area.”
News outlets in the community who would like to take photographs, video, and interviews are welcome to do so at CrossRoads Mission on Friday, November 20, 2014, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.. They are also encouraged to be on site during the event on Tuesday and Wednesday next week between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. as well.Rev. D. E. Pat Kane, S.M.P.