As part of their commitment to "Live Jesus," students participate in a variety of planned outreach programs, as well as respond to urgent local needs identified by the school community.
Out of the Garden Project
IHM School’s year-long food collection and student service helps to support the Out of the Garden Project. Out of the Garden is a food assistance program for families primarily in Guilford County, that provides a bag of food, including two meals, for a family of four (6-7 lbs) each Friday at 50+ public schools in Guilford County, including one in Forsyth County and one in Alamance County. They reach more than 1,250 families each week.
Last year, IHM School students collected food and volunteered at Out of the Garden Project’s warehouse, and we’ll continue our support this year. IHM students sort and package individual food bags to be delivered to local families. A typical bag for a family of four to eat over the weekend will include pasta, pasta sauce, rice, kidney beans, corn and a mixed vegetable plus a snack pack.
Please remember Out of the Garden the next time you are at the grocery store and see the Buy One, Get One Free specials. Please consider buying one for your family and giving the free one to a family in need. Donated food is collected each day at IHM School and will be delivered to Out of the Garden every Tuesday.
For more information on how to help by donating or volunteering go to www.outofthegardenproject.org.