Our Mission

CROS Ministries serves the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin Counties through community collaborations.

Our Programs



Food Pantries

Caring Kitchen

A Message from Ruth

Dear Friends,

COVID-19 Update

We would like to thank all of our Funders, Donors, Volunteers, and Community Partners who continue to help us to maintain our current level of operations! 100% of every donation helps feed hungry neighbors in our community. Any dollar amount helps.

CROS Ministries remains a constant presence in the community with some changes in line with CDC and governmental recommendations. Our delivery of service continues with some changes in line with CDC and governmental recommendations. Above all else, our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, and clients. Please check back here for any changes in our service delivery and visit 211 Palm Beach Treasure Coast for other resources. We encourage everyone to continue to take the necessary steps to ward off the virus.

Community Food Pantries
Five of our eight pantries remain open and distributing pre-made bags of food during normal hours and days of operations. Please click here for times of operations, locations, and updates. Please note: We are not accepting food donations at our food pantries at this time. Please see our current needs below.

The Caring Kitchen
We are serving To Go meals, Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm at the Delray Beach Public Library’s parking lot at 100 W. Atlantic Avenue in partnership with the City of Delray Beach and the Delray Beach Police Department. Bag lunches continue to be given out at Cason United Methodist Church every Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:30 am. Starting April 1, the Delray Police Department began delivering our homebound meals on Mondays and Wednesdays due to the shelter in place ordinance and until further notice.

Gleaning events are suspended through Easter, April 12, after which we will re-evaluate the situation with a possible start date of April 18.

Our administrative office remains open.

Current Needs
Make a Donation
The demand on our Food Pantries and The Caring Kitchen is growing, and we anticipate the need for our services will only increase over the next few months, possibly longer. We need your help to keep our pantry shelves stocked with non-perishable food staples and to ensure we have the necessary program supplies readily available.

We have also canceled our April fund raising event, Raise Your Glass to End Hunger. This event is one of two major fund raising events we hold annually to support our programs. The cancellation of this event will be a major shortfall for our operating budget.

Please consider making a donation to CROS to help us continue serving the hungry in our community. To make an online donation, click here. To mail a check, please make the check out to CROS Ministries and send it to 3677 23rd Avenue South, #B-101, Lake Worth, FL 33461.

Food Sorting & Packing Pantry Bags
New Slots Available Today!
URGENT NEED – We need help sorting food in our warehouse. Groups of 6 people maximum (adults only– in accordance with school district guidelines)
URGENT NEED – We need help packing bags of food to give out at our six open food pantries. Groups of 2 – 4 people maximum (adults only– in accordance with school district guidelines).
Times are flexible and last a maximum of 2 hours. Location is at our Lake Worth warehouse near I-95 and 10th Ave. Sign up here at https://bit.ly/croshelp2020 – More Slots Open Every Week – or contact Juanita Bryant Goode at [email protected] for more information.

Palm Beach County Coronavirus Resource Page – Click here

Palm Beach County Feeding Sites Open During School Closure Starting March 30, Children No Longer Required to Be Present.
Click here for more information about feeding sites and locations.

US Census
Don’t forget the Census is still going on. Ensure our community gets its share of federal funds and fair representation in Congress. Visit www.census.gov to get counted.

0 Meals served through
The Caring Kitchen in 2019
0 Children attended
CROS Camp Summer 2019
0 Individuals received bags of food
though our Seven Community Food Pantries in 2019
0 pounds of fresh produce
Recovered by CROS Gleaning and distributed to local food programs 2018/2019 Season

CROS Events

Hustle2EndHunger 5K

Raise Your Glass to End Hunger

Great Give

CROS in the News


In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 866-632-9992 or 202-401-0216 (voice) Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-613 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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