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Rosarian School-Wide Service Event Gleans 7,500 Pounds of Corn to Feed Hungry and Prevent Food Waste

Rosarian Academyƕs National Junior Honor Society led a school-wide gleaning event to provide food for those less fortunate in Palm Beach County on Friday, April 26th. From pre-school through 8th grade, over 75 students, parents and staff members spent part of their school holiday picking corn that was later delivered to the Palm Beach County Food Bank and then distributed to local agencies and shelters that feed the hungry in our community. This hard-working group of gleaners filled 241 boxes, totaling 7,500 pounds of corn.

Gleaning is so important because 52 million pounds of produce on farms are wasted every year. CROSS Ministries, the event organizer, works with local farmers to allow volunteers to glean, or pick, the crops that are let after the harvest which are perfectly edible but do not meet supermarket standards.

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