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Crossroads seeks food donations for new program

Claremont’s Crossroads, Inc. launched a new food drive program, Donation of the Month, where community members are encouraged to donate a specific food item to be used in dinner preparation classes.

Titled “Easy Entrée Tuesdays,” Crossroads Executive Director Sister Terry Dodge and volunteers work with “the cook-of-the-day,” a woman currently enrolled and living at the Crossroads program.

Sister Terry often says that “we do not do for the woman what she is capable of doing for herself.” 

“Easy Entrée Tuesdays is a perfect example of this axiom,” a press release stated. “Easy and affordable is the theme that simmers through the hour-and-a-half as Crossroads women take their turn preparing the meal for that evening.”

Each month Crossroads will have a mini-food drive asking for a specific non-perishable food item and paper goods, which can be dropped off at the Crossroads offices, 250 W. First St., Suite 254, Claremont, or the Harvard House, 1269 N. Harvard Ave.

April’s food item is any type of pasta. For May, the charity requests canned vegetables. June’s item is canned fruit and for July, donations of salad dressing are needed.

Since 1974, the mission of Crossroads has been to provide housing, education, support, counseling and employment training in a homelike environment for women who have been incarcerated. The charity’s primary goal is to empower women with new skills to help them step out of the revolving door of prison and move towards economic self-sufficiency.

More information on the charity and the food drive is at crossroads.mcdonnelltech.com.

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