The world of those experiencing hunger and homelessness seems very far from the students at Centennial High School, Bakersfield, CA. To bring this issue to the forefront of teen awareness, the Centennial INTERACT Club is illuminating this plight through its early Canned Food Drive. The Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week will be recognized Nov. 15-22 this 2020 COVID year.

The Centennial Interact Club has sponsored a drive-thru Can Food Collection project, Saturday, October 24th from 11:00AM – 3:00PM. This school year, it appears the Kern High School District will continue its restriction on campus activities that are also a part of this Interact Club’s association and its contiguous social base.

In contrast to such limitations, the Centennial Interact Club envisioned an alternate, nearby public park with street-side accommodations for the safe drive-thru reception and collection of food supply donations. Substantial food provisions were gathered for the local Bakersfield Homeless Shelter. Students of Centennial High School were notified through its network of social media connections.
Due to the safety and distancing requirements for public assembly, fellow Interactors shared time shifts to oversee the accumulation of donations for this Canned Food Collection project. It was just about a perfect Fall day for such an out-of-doors activity.