Join us as host the Annual Blessing of the Soil Family Event
Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland will host the annual Blessing of the Soil Family Event on Saturday, May 4th at Catholic Charities in Haverstraw, 78 Hudson Avenue, from noon until 3pm. This special event is free and will feature activities for the entire family as well as refreshments.
Michelle Kleinman, RDN will do a presentation on the health benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables and fresh produce as well as food safety. There will also be crafts for the children to participate in; live music, poetry readings and more!
Refreshments are being donated by ShopRite – Inserra supermarkets. Additional sponsors include WMC Health – Good Samaritan Hospital, Apple Bank, United Healthcare, Dominican College, Wegmans, and Rockland Parent Magazine.
Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland provides services to people of all ages, from every race and ethnic group from all over the County. The organization’s focus is to provide life necessities, including food, shelter and other emergency assistance to those in need. The compassionate and professional staff speak English, Spanish, French and Creole, and assist people of all ages, races and religions in Rockland County.
Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland has the only food pantry in the Northeast with its own greenhouse which is being used to grow vegetables during the winter months ensuring that those in need of assistance have access to healthy produce all year long.
In an average year CCCSR serves:
• 115,000+ meals distributed to over 1,500 households including 6,052 adults, 588 elderly and over 5,029 children from the Food Pantry.
• 6,000 pounds of fresh vegetables are distributed to Food Pantry participants from the Community Garden of Love.
• 40+ dedicated volunteers help to prepare, bag and distribute food
• 408 families enrolled in the Food Pantry Program, totaling over 1,500 individuals.
“CCCSR envisions a Rockland County where all individuals have the basic necessities – food, shelter and help in time of crisis in order to reach their full potential and lead a life of dignity.” If you need assistance, call our office at (845) 942-5791.
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