The National Junior Honor Society at Rosarian Academy is leading the school community in a large-scale gleaning effort to provide food for those less fortunate in Palm Beach County. Pre-school through 8th grade students and families will spend this morning (Saturday) picking bell peppers that will get delivered to the Palm Beach County Food Bank and then distributed to local agencies and shelters that feed the hungry in our community.
Gleaning is so important because 52 million pounds of produce on farms are wasted every year. 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.
This service project will be a strong end to the final day of Catholic Schools Week, January 28 – February 3, 2018. Catholic Schools Week is celebrated annually on a national level, the last week in January. Catholic schools observe the week with Masses, open houses, service projects and gatherings. Through these events, schools focus on the values of Catholic education.
WHEN: Today, Saturday, February 3
8:45am – 11:00am
WHERE: Rosarian Academy
1. Coming from North or South on I-95: Take I-95 to Exit 52 Atlantic Avenue also known as route 806. Go west on Atlantic Avenue. When you reach the turnpike interchange follow the directions listed in number 2.
2. Coming from North or South on Turnpike: Exit Turnpike at the Atlantic Avenue exit # 81 and turn right onto Atlantic Avenue also known as route 806.
• In one mile, you will come to the intersection of Lyons and Atlantic. Turn left onto
Lyons heading south.
In two tenths of a mile on the right hand side of the road is the entrance to the field. Look for gleaning signs. Call Keith at 561-236-8176 if you have any trouble getting there.
MEDIA CONTACT: Cara Scarola Hansen, Marketing & Communications Director