5th grade

The Holy Name fifth grade classes partner with Gleaners Community Food Bank. This local organization offers food to families and individuals in need by distributing food to hundreds of soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries. Gleaners also provides nutrition information and runs a garden to provide fresh vegetables to those in need. Through our students outreach activities, they grow in awareness and understanding of the needs of  others and practice virtues as they support and interact with members of the organization.

One activity the students' participate in is a field trip to visit a Gleaners facility. During this trip a staff member directs them in a hands-on experience at their garden. Our students learn about the impact this garden has on those in need, learn about the process of gardening, and help prepare the garden and plant. The students have fun and are grateful for the blessings they have. 

Gleaners welcomes volunteers. Consider sharing in your child's outreach experience through volunteering or supporting Gleaners Community Food Bank.

Gleaners Community Food Bank
2131 Beaufait
Detroit, MI 48207

For more information visit or call 734-946-7500.

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