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ROSARIAN ENDS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK WITH SCHOOL-WIDE GLEAN TO PREVENT FOOD WASTE AND HELP FEED THE LOCAL HUNGRY
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 filies will spend this Saturday morning 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 26 Ð February 1, 2014. 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.