Santa Cruz County Rotary Interact Clubs raised 19,850 pounds of food and funds during their 10+10 food drive at local groceries. That’s up 6,622 pounds from 2011 and well over their stated goal of raising 10,000 pounds in 30 days!
The Interact Club is an affiliate of Rotary International for youths ranging in age from 12 to 18. Rotary is a service club organization with the motto, “Service Above Self.” The volunteers work to combat hunger, provide education, improve health and promote peace.
The majority of food and funds raised came during the Rotary Interact Store Drive on April 2nd. Club members collected donations from shoppers at New Leaf Community Markets in Capitola and Santa Cruz, Deluxe Foods in Aptos, and the Mi Pueblo and SaveMart stores in Watsonville.
Thanks to all the club members who worked so hard to exceed their goal, the grocery stores for their support, and all the community members who made a donation.
All food and funds raised go toward Second Harvest’s Food For Children program, which helps local families by providing fresh fruit and vegetables as well as staple foods at more than 50 locations throughout Santa Cruz County.