Crossroads Urban Center (347 South 400 East in SLC) is a multi-faith, community center helping low income, disabled and minority peoples in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah that are in need of meeting basic survival needs and addresses essential issues affecting their quality of life. Founded in 1966, Crossroads is Utah’s busiest emergency food pantry, and provides additional services with a thrift store, a monthly food purchasing cooperative and holiday food programs.
FUMC was one of the founders of the center established in 1966. Members of FUMC are active participants in the Food Pantry, Thrift Store and the Food Co-Op of Utah.
Mission Monday is the third Monday of each month and meets at 6pm. This ongoing service project meets at the Crossroads Thrift Store, 1385 W. Indiana Ave (850 South). We meet to assist with the sorting and the organization of donations. This is a wonderful way to volunteer for our community.
The Crossroads building is owned by the Women’s Division of the United Methodist Church and from 1905-1937 served as a residence for women serving local Methodist parishes and surrounding local neighborhoods and was known as the Davis Deaconess Home. From 1937-1966, it was known as the Davis Esther Hall and was home for young women working or attending school in Salt Lake City, and part of a network of boarding homes operated by the Methodist Women.
Each July, FUMC participates in the annual Golden Celery competition. Area churches participate by donating food to “fill the gap” in the summer months at the pantry. The food drive challenge is a competition among churches to see which congregation can donate the most food to the Crossroads Urban Center food pantry through the month of July. The amount of food collected is divided by congregation size ensuring each church, no matter it’s size, has an equal shot at capturing the Golden Celery trophy. Help us help the hungry!