Cross-Lines Community Outreach provides people affected by poverty with basic services and opportunities that encourage self-confidence and self-sufficiency. Cross-Lines distributes approximately one million pounds of food each year through breakfasts and lunches served at their community annex and brown bag program, a food pantry, free bilingual nutrition and cooking classes and a community garden.
Every other month on the second Friday, Village Church serves a meal to 150-250 people at the Cross-Lines Kitchen. We need three to four volunteers to cook in the morning, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and three to four additional volunteers to help serve, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Besides the volunteer cooks and servers, we also need folks to provide three to four dozen cookies. These are to be dropped off at the reception desk by 4:30 p.m. on the Thursday before Village Friday meal service.
In addition, with funds from Village Endowment and Mission, Cross-Lines has created a computer lab with WiFi access at their Don Bakely Community Annex. They offer computer training and an open lab period four mornings each week, which help bridge the digital divide by equipping clients with valuable training and knowledge that is not currently being offered to them. While not limiting this program to the underserved population that eats breakfast and lunch in the annex, Cross-Lines has identified them as an underserved population when it comes to access to technology. Beginning computer skills are taught including Word, keyboarding, Internet use and other fundamentals required to function and succeed in today’s digital environment. The program also empower parents who currently do not have internet access at home to check on their children’s classroom progress and to access other community resources and information. Computer proficiency is required in many professions, and the Village computer lab helps equip Cross-Lines’ clients with the tools needed to get a foot in the door.
Contact Deborah White if you're interested in volunteering.
Director of Mission