BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Interact club gathered on Tuesday, November 27, to give back to the community by making sandwiches for the Market Street Mission. Student volunteers made 1,380 sandwiches, varying from turkey to peanut butter and jelly. The students, representing each grade, were on hand to provide food for those in need.
Senior Chris Rampaul-Pino, an Interact officer, was surprised by the event turnout. “GL Interact cares and we have a passion for helping the community,” he said.
Senior Gretchen Probst, another club officer, found the event to be a “great way to give back to the community.” She was excited to see all the club members, and even the friends of club members, who came to the event to help out.
Sophomore Matt Lee helped at the peanut butter and jelly sandwich table. He was “very thankful to be able to have this food and to be able to give back to those who are less fortunate.” Lee set up a sandwich making system, which was efficient in order to help his table make the most sandwiches at the event.
Interact would not have been successful without donations from local food stores. Kings, Stop and Shop, the Mountainside Deli, Sub Zone, Warren Deli and Grill and Goodman's Deli all donated items.