Health & Wellness

Governor Livingston's Interact Club helps out at the Hillside Food Bank

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GL Interact members pose for a group photo at the end of a fun morning packing boxes to be distributed to food pantries and families throughout the area Credits: Sharon Leahy
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HILLSIDE, NJ - Over thirty members of Governor Livingston's Interact Club traveled to the Hillside Food Bank on Saturday, February 27 to help pack out boxes of food for local distribution.

This is a great event that students look forward to every year. Interact members worked together to separate dry goods, including everything from health and hygiene products, to rice and pasta, to every canned good imaginable. The students sifted through large boxes to separate everything into smaller boxes for distribution.

This hands-on activity gives students the chance to serve their community and learn the value of productive cooperation. The GL students made a real impact as they cleared pallet after pallet of giant boxes filled to the brim with canned and boxed goods in order to pack smaller boxes for distribution to families in need.

Governor Livingston's Interact Club has made several donations to local and international charities this year, including $2,000 to Save the Children, designated to help children fleeing from Syria and other war torn countries. The club has also generously donated to Homes for Hope, sponsoring a child from Ecuador to help with her school and medical needs each year. Other donations include Operation Smile and the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter.

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