In a heartwarming development, Crosslines Food Pantry celebrated the grand opening of its new home on Tuesday, February 6th, marking a significant milestone in its mission to serve the community. A year ago, the doors to the new Crosslines Food Pantry and Council of Churches of the Ozarks headquarters opened, consolidating all services under one roof.
As a program of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks, Crosslines plays a vital role in providing essential resources to those in need. The new facility houses the food pantry and serves as the headquarters for the Council of Churches, bringing together all 12 service lanes under one roof for enhanced accessibility.
The consolidated approach ensures that guests can easily access the various services the Council of Churches of the Ozarks offers. This includes Ambassadors for Children, Bio-Parent Advocacy Program, Centralized Case Management, Child Care Food Program, Crosslines Resource Center, Diaper Bank of the Ozarks, Math Buddy Program, Reading Buddy Program, Long-term Care Ombudsman, Safe to Sleep Women’s Shelter, and Wish I May.
The new facility is designed to create a loving and dignified atmosphere, emphasizing the importance of community support and compassion. Volunteers work alongside guests, meeting them where they are and providing the support they need. This collaborative effort aims to foster a sense of dignity and care, recognizing the value of every individual who seeks assistance.
The Council of Churches of the Ozarks, through the Crosslines Food Pantry and its various programs, continues to be a beacon of hope and support for the community. The grand opening of the new facility signifies a commitment to positively impacting the lives of those they serve, embodying the spirit of compassion and community.