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Interact Club Canned Food Drive a Success!
To some, it may come as a shock that in Union County alone, there are over 17,000 individuals living at or below the poverty level. However, to others this bit of information is more than just fact, it is reality. Fortunately, there is one organization that is helping impoverished families of Union County and its surrounding areas: Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. When the students of Piedmont High Schoolâ€™s Interact Club learned about this organization, they knew that they wanted to help make a difference in the lives of these local families.
â€œInteract is always looking for ways to give back,â€ says senior Aston Pope about the canned food drive that the Interact Club organized to help Second Harvest Food Bank. According to Pope, the club chose to hold a canned food drive because they were aware that â€œmore families than ever needed help with the recent economic problems.â€ Though, it wasnâ€™t only Interact that was successfully able to give back to the community. By spreading the word and encouraging other students and clubs at Piedmont to participate, the drive brought in over 750 cans. Every student that brought in at least one can was also entered into a drawing to win an iPod Nano, a small incentive to promote school wide participation.
Overall, Pope deemed the canned food drive â€œmost definitely a success.â€ With the help of Piedmont High School and the Interact Club, families throughout the county will be able to receive canned foods to assist with their financial difficulties, and make their daily lives just a little bit easier. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, visit www.secondharvestcharlotte.org.
Written by: Lydia Thompson
Posted: Nov 12, 2010 by Donna Helms