Interact Club begins food drive collection at WHS
Throughout the week of Nov. 16 until Nov. 20, the Wooster High School Interact Club will be hosting a canned food drive in collaboration with student government.
The drive will be open to students, who can donate items to Rotary’s annual Al Van Wie Thanksgiving food drive. The cans will ultimately be delivered to People to People Ministries.
Club co-presidents Mary Grace Gorman and Shiyuan Wang are looking to add a creative element to the food drive by incorporating a competition of canned food sculptures, designed to motivate students and faculty alike to contribute more canned foods through friendly competition.
Gorman explained the club’s goals for the food drive.
“We hope to see people excited about participating in this drive, leading to higher numbers of cans than we have seen in the past,” Gorman said. Gorman added the club will facilitate a competition between students during academic assist in the various departments to form sculptures or
structures out of the collected prepackaged foods.
Therefore, the more items being brought in, the better the sculptures can
be through the competition.
Co-president Wang also mentioned, “It is most likely necessary that
students need more cans in order to make good sculptures; we’re hoping this will lead to an increase to the number of cans from previous years.” Upon the completion of the canned food drive, Interact also plans on volunteering at area nursing homes each month, as well as sponsoring a
local family for Christmas this upcoming holiday season.