Interact Visits Foodlink

Interact Visits Foodlink

Albion Rotary Interact members spent the day at Foodlink in Rochester. Pictured (l-r): McKenna Boyer, Alanna Holman, Emily Mergler, Noah Wadhams, Cody Wilson, Aubrey Boyer, and Annalise Steier.

Albion High School Rotary Interact members and Middle School Service Learning students are doing their part to help needy families in the area.  Interact Club students recently spent the day at Foodlink in Rochester learning the supply chain getting ample resources into the hands of needy students and families. 

The students learned that area retailers and producers, like Wegmans, provide thousands of pounds of food daily to food banks like Foodlink, one of over 200 food banks across the country. From there, food is distributed to local providers like Community Action of Orleans and Genesee. Ultimately it is distributed to identified families. Students learned how vital Foodlink is to the supply line to local food pantries and soup kitchens throughout western New York.

“Each year during the holiday season we are reminded of just how blessed we are to have ample food, shelter, and clothing,” ACS Interact advisor and service learning leader Tim Archer said. “It doesn’t take much motivation for our kids to want to give back.”

To better understand the next process in the chain Albion Middle School service learning classes will team up with  Community Action of Orleans and Genesee and help pack “holiday baskets” that will be distributed locally prior to the Christmas holiday. In assembly line fashion, the pre-teens pack boxes containing, vegetables, potatoes, desserts, drinks, and more.