The students in the Interact Club at Pajaro Valley High School have worked closely with Second Harvest on a number of activities: the annual barrel wrap, grocery store food drives, and volunteering at the Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and Kitchen in Watsonville. Recently they had the idea to hold a coin drive to raise meals for Second Harvest.
For the drive, Interact club members gave each tutorial (study hall) a donation box. They presented to the students, informing them of the need in our community and how much Second Harvest helps. They asked each tutorial to collect as much money as they could from March 25-29th. At the end of the week, they collected the bins and counted it all up. The tutorials that raised the most money earned double lunch for a week.
“Pajaro Valley High blew our expectations away,” said Felicia Davidson, President of the Interact Club. “We raised over $438!! That equals 1,752 meals for those who need them in our community. I am very proud and grateful to everyone that donated and helped out.”
This is a great example of how students can work together to make a big difference in our community. It was successful because the Interact club took the time to explain why they were raising money and how it would help people in the community that do not have enough to eat. Nice work!