Comunity based service

Our commitment to our community is currently worked out in our Backpack program and our clothes closet. We house the Crete Backpack program which currenly offers food to families that need a little help with their food budget. Each week that school is in session, a qualifying student can take a backpack full of food home to nourish the family. Currently we have great community support and are able to provide 90 backpacks a week.

Our clothes closet offers gently used clothing for people finding themselves in some transitions. We can arrange to have our clothes closet open to fit not only good clothing, but convenient times.

We are an approved Red Cross shelter for the community when a crisis strikes. People are prepared to bring what is needed when something happens to Crete and we need to rally.

We host a monthly community meal on the last Monday of the month. Doane College sponsors this meal and we provide the kitchen and dining room.

Our Activities and Reflection Center is home to dozens of communiy based organizations from scouts, to 4H to community gardens. Just call the office if your group is looking for space to meet.