Executive Director Message

Dear Friends,

While attending a holiday party at a friend’s home, the host introduced me to some of the other guests who were present. A young woman in the group, looked at me and said, “Oh…I know CROS Ministries. You have been a support system for my family.” She then went on to share that after her father was laid off from his job a few years ago, a friend told him about our pantry. Her family was able to get a bag food and fresh produce from the pantry for several months, until her father was back on his feet again.  As we parted, she hugged me and with tears in her eyes said, “Thank you to CROS for providing my family with food when we needed it the most. You have no idea what that meant to us.”

The most rewarding aspect of what I do is meeting people who share with me that when they were going through a tough time, they received a bag of food from one of our pantries or a hot meal from our Caring Kitchen program or are young adults who attended one of our summer camps and are now in college. I am grateful for your prayers and valued gifts of time and financial resources to CROS Ministries, that enable us to continue offering hope to our brothers, sisters, and neighbors.

Together we are making a difference in our community.

With Gratitude,

Ruth Mageria
Executive Director

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