MADISON, NJ - An enthusiastic group of students from the Madison High School Interact Club, sensitive to food insecurity affecting so many families during the Covid 19 crisis, are hosting a food collection event. On Tuesday, May 26th, from 11 am to 2 pm, in front of the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corp (Prospect Street and Kings Road), the Club’s goal is to fill a big yellow school bus – “Fill-A-Bus” - with non-perishable groceries to be donated to the NourishNJ food pantry in Morristown. The event is in connection with Madison High’s annual “Day of Service”, which this year has had to conform with social distancing and wearing face masks. Says Elisabetta Araya, President of the Interact Club, “cars will be directed in a drive through designed to ensure the safety of donors and volunteers and the transfer of all food and donated items”. Araya, a sophomore at Madison High, has helped organize several other service events this year. “Our Club had a team at the Rotary’s “End Hunger 3.6” event back in early March at Drew University, just before the lockdown, where almost 200,000 meals were packaged for food pantries all over Northern New Jersey. Now the need is even greater.”
The Interact Club at Madison High is sponsored by the Madison Rotary Club. Madison Rotary members will assist the students with the event on May 26th and will provide additional financial support for donation of gift certificates for Shop Rite Supermarket, to complement to food collected.
“Please prepare your non-perishable food donations in grocery bags and place them in your trunk or hatch, and volunteers at the event will remove them for you to minimize contact”, says Araya. “We hope to see you Tuesday!”
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