WHS Interact Club Wins the St. Mary's Challenge

St. Mary's Project Hunger

 Washington High School's Interact Club sorted an amazing 14,621 pounds of food to win the St. Mary's Challenge as part of the food bank's Project Hunger.  Arizona high schools were invited to compete in the challenge to see how much food could be sorted in a 2-hour session.

     "St Mary's came up with this challenge because we wanted the students to understand how everything begins," said Lupe Reyes, volunteer recruitment specialist for St. Mary's. "By having the students sort the food, they were able to understand the work that is put into sorting, and the core to our food boxing procedure."

 The conveyor belt never stopped as the 30 Interactors sorted everything from candy to condiments. 

 "Our club frequently works at St. Mary's, but we have never been so fast and focused as we were that night," said WHS senior Esther Ude.

 St. Mary's will host a pizza party on their campus for the competitors. 

 WHS Interact is sponsored by Sun City Rotary, and with over 300 members, is one of the largest Interact Clubs in the world.