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ROSARIAN GLEANS 9,000 POUNDS OF FOOD TO FEED LOCAL HUNGRY: STRONG END TO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Approximately 70 members of the Rosarian Academy community participated in a large-scale gleaning effort to
provide food for those less fortunate in Palm Beach County this past Saturday, February 1, 2014. Pre-school
through 8th grade students and filies spent the morning picking an estimated 9,000 pounds of bell peppers that
were delivered to the Palm Beach County Food Bank and then distributed to about 100 local agencies and shelters
that feed the hungry in our community. Rosarian students, parents, teachers and friends filled 600 boxes of
peppers which is enough to feed 2,400 people for one week.
Gleaning is so important because 52 million pounds of produce on farms are wasted every year. C.R.O.S. Ministries, the event organizer, works with local farmers to allow volunteers to glean, or pick, the crops that are left after the harvest which are perfectly edible but do not meet supermarket standards.
Through this meaningful community service project, the students experience the power of making a positive difference in the lives of the needy in our community.