ABOUT CROS MINISTRIES
CROS Ministries serves the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin Counties through community collaborations.
We believe that to be successful in addressing hunger, the community must come together. For 39 years, CROS has brought people of different faiths, civic groups, and members of our community to work together effectively towards the common goal of ending hunger in our county. With limited staff, we utilize the talents of more than 3,000 volunteers to operate our programs. Using volunteers keeps our costs down which allows us to be open numerous days/week. All services are provided free of charge without regard to race, religion, national origin, marital status, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
Board of DirectorsExecutive Committee
Rick Edlund, President
Dr. John Conde, Vice President
Nancy Edwards, Secretary
Patti Alexander, Treasurer
Tony Zmistowski, Member at Large
Rev. Gary Spencer, Ex Officio Joe Black, Director
Elizabeth Bockmeyer, Director
Lynn Freytag, Director
Nancy Hurd, Director
James Lawrence, Director
Tim Pallesen, Director
Christine Stiller, Director
Board Member Emeritus Dollie Crist
2016 Impact Report(pdf)2016/2015 Audit(pdf)
2013/2012 Audit(pdf) Please be advised that CROS Ministries is not required by the IRS to file a Form 990 due to our auxiliary status of the United Methodist Church.
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In 1978, a group of United Methodist Churches located in Palm Beach County came together to form Christians Reaching Out to Society (CROS Ministries). They realized that together they could make more of a difference assisting the community’s unmet needs. Rev. Pamela Cahoon became the first Executive Director. Under her leadership, CROS became interfaith, partnering with other faiths and denominations. Upon Rev. Cahoon’s retirement in January 2014, Ruth Mageria became CROS Ministries’ second Executive Director. For 39 years, CROS Ministries has provided food and basic needs assistance to people living in food insecure and low- income communities in South Florida. We utilize the talents of more than 3,000 volunteers to help families and individuals from falling into the downward spiral of poverty, food insecurity, and, in many cases, homelessness.
3677 23rd Avenue South, #B-101, Lake Worth, FL 33461