Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland to Host Annual Blessing of the Soil


Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland will host the annual Blessing of the Soil Event on Saturday, May 6th at Noon. The theme is “From Seed to Supper” and attendees will learn how Catholic Charities is able to provide so much fresh produce to those in need as well as detailing the nutritional significance of eating freshly grown vegetables.

CCCSR has hosted this community event since 2011 after creating a large garden on the side lawn of their location in Haverstraw where staff and volunteers oversee the growing of fresh vegetables for families and individuals who access the food pantry. It is also home to one of the only greenhouses on the site of a food pantry in the northeast.

Good Samaritan Hospital is the Premier Sponsor for the event. Additional sponsorships are available and those who want to make a donation before, during or after the event can do so on the website at

Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland, The Warm Heart 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. CCCSR also runs the Warming Center for Rockland County during the colder months. More information can be found at or by calling (845) 942-5791.

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