BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston’s Interact Club has once again honored the Thanksgiving custom of giving back. On Wednesday, November 21st, 82 students stayed after school to make sandwiches for those in need during the holiday. In just an hour, the students were able to make 1,530 sandwiches to be donated to the Market Street Mission. The Market Street Mission organization strives to help those in need by providing physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Students from every grade gathered in the Governor Livingston cafeteria to make a variety of sandwiches, including peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cold cut sandwiches. The Interact club received support from a wide range of organizations. GL faculty and staff donated bread, the Mountainside Deli and Mazella's Gourmet Market donated deli meat, the Sub Zone staff contributed fresh rolls, and Stop and Shop provided a gift card to the club.
The event provided a valuable opportunity for students to give back to their community. Junior Sarah Sequeira said, “I think participating is important because there are others less fortunate than us. And it’s an opportunity to get involved with the school.”
Each year, the Interact club has played a role in helping to feed people throughout the holiday. Interact officer and GL senior Olivia Mckeon has taken part in the sandwich-making event for four years. She said, “I really see the importance during Thanksgiving to give back to my community. [The Interact club] can make a ton of sandwiches, and it’s important to understand that during the holidays we should give back to those less fortunate.” Through the efforts of the Interact club, countless sandwiches were made and donated. The hope is that families in need were able to enjoy the holiday a little more.