Gobble, Gobble, Inter-Key-Leo Spread Food Drives

Happy Thanksgiving, from Interact, Key Club, and Leo Club!

On November 19th and 20th, Irvington’s Interact, Key Club, and Leo Club launched massive food drives to gather cans and donations for the homeless shelter.

Key Club members collaborated with the League of Volunteers were stationed outside the Safeway on Washington Blvd handing out flyers to customers. All the food donations would go towards the Tri-City Homeless shelter. Sophomore Tiffany Ta mentioned she “used to take thanksgiving as a given, with turkey, potatoes and the works, but every since doing the Turkey Drive, it has made [her] look at Thanksgiving in a totally different perspective”.  By the end of the day, there are more than forty bags of food donations and nearly $200 cash donations. Adult supervisor and representative from the League of Volunteers, Chip, managed to buy six $30 turkeys with the cash donation.

On Sunday, Leo club members attended the MSJ canned food drive to help out with the sister clubs. MSJ Leo club president, junior Vincent Meng mentioned the most difficult part of this organization was “to avoid the rainy weather and to have it on days that were convenient for volunteers”, but the event was successful because “over 100 volunteers showed up”. In total, about 1500 cans and imperishable foods were collected.

Concurrently, Interact club members went around the Weibel neighborhood to distribute flyers. Later, on Wednesday, 11/23, the members went back to collect cans. President, senior Kimm Lacson, was happy that they “collected around 100 cans from just 8 houses”. When asked where will these cans go, Kimm replied, “All cans will be donated to the Alameda Food Bank courtesy of Mr. Jackson’s sports psychology and world history classes”.