Outreach Support for Crossroads Urban Center The Outreach Board, in an effort to focus on hunger and homelessness, supports the efforts of Crossroads Urban Center. Members of the Outreach Board will continue to investigate volunteer opportunities at the food pantries and thrift store run by Crossroads Urban Center. Watch your email for information on how you can support these upcoming activities.
July Food Drive and Golden Celery Competition Sponsored by Crossroads Urban Center Once again our church participated in a friendly competition with other congregations to see who could donate the most pounds of food per person during the month of July. Last year we collected 464 pounds of food which was about 20 pounds per person. This year we donated in excess of 600 pounds of food.
About Crossroads Urban Center Crossroads Urban Center is a nonprofit, grassroots organization that assists and organizes Utahns with low incomes, those with disabilities, and people of color to meet basic survival needs and to address essential issues affecting quality of life. It was established in 1966 as a multi-faith community-based project. Crossroads Urban Center runs one of Utah's busiest emergency food pantries and a thrift store. They connect low-income people with other service agencies and facilitate holiday food programs. Crossroads Urban Center also supports political advocacy groups that bring together community members interested in working towards a system that aligns with the needs of the people. The groups include the Coalition of Religious Communities (CORC), Community Housing Advocacy Project (CHAP), and Powerful Moms Who Care (PMWC). These advocacy groups work with political leaders to make policies that are inclusive and support people in their fight to escape poverty.