Please make a donation to the CROSS Center. Any amount is greatly appreciated.


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Cross Center of

Benton Co, MN

150 Fourth Ave.

P.O. Box 205

Foley, MN 56329


1pm-4pm, 6pm-8pm



Other Local Services

Resurrection Lutheran Church
610 County Road 2

St. Joseph, MN
Open to everyone, sells packages of fruits, vegetables, and frozen meats. 3:30 - 5:30 on Monday night -see website for schedule and prices.   



Salem Lutheran Church 90 Riverside Dr. SE, St. Cloud, MN 56329    Dates for 2016:  

Sept 12, Oct 3,

Nov 7, Dec 5.  

(same choices and prices as the St. Joe one)


 in Ramey, MN
Bethany Lutheran Church
34238  Nature Rd
Pierz, MN  56364
2nd Wednesdayof the month


$20 for each unit of food.  Bring empty containers for your food.

Welcome to The CROSS Center

C.R.O.S.S. Mission: To provide encouragement and assistance to residents of Benton County who are experiencing short-term difficulties in meeting their basic needs for food and clothing.  Assistance is provided regardless of race, color or creed for those who qualify.

CROSS of Benton County serves all low income persons living in Benton county including persons with disabilities to the best of our ability.


Thank you for all you do to help us serve others in Benton County.

Current Needs:

Toothpaste, Deodorant, Bath Soap, Body Wash, Shampoo,  Paper Towels, Kleenex, Popcorn, Cream of Chicken Soup, Apple Sauce, and Sloppy Joe Sauce.

Monetary donations are always welcome as well. Your dollars go further when we buy at the food bank.

What We're About ...

This web site seeks to introduce you to the work and ministry of the C.R.O.S.S. Center in Benton County. It is our hope to acquaint you with the reasons for its existence, the resources it provides and the opportunities YOU are afforded to make a loving and significant difference in the lives of many of your neighbors who find themselves in a time of real crisis or need. Through a dedication to ongoing education, commitment, partnership and resourcing, the C.R.O.S.S. Center seeks to develop a growing awareness of the basic needs around us for food and clothing; to generate a passion to address those needs with compassion, love and care; to foster a willingness to partner together to accomplish much more than would otherwise be possible; and to challenge one another to each do our part to provide the best resources possible, to serve those in need through volunteers who truly care, and to support clients with what it takes to meet their real emergency needs. Whether you find yourself in the role of donor, volunteer or recipient - the ministry of the C.R.O.S.S. Center seeks to address real needs with compassion, integrity and a loving response. To that end, I hope you will join with us and play your part in making a real difference in the lives of those in need!

"America is the richest country in the world.  And yet tonight, thousands of your neighbors will go to bed hungry.  It may be your child's schoolmate who is undernourished and has difficulty learning on an empty stomach.  Or it could be a co-worker, a working mother whose low-wage job doesn't make ends meet.  Perhaps it's an elderly neighbor who has to make a decision whether to delay filling a prescription or buying groceries.  The faces of hunger are as broad as the faces of America."

                               David Jasby, General Mills