The 25 families supported by Delta Secondary School students in a festive season food drive, and the South Delta Food Bank, will receive the 1,750 food and toiletry items as well as over $2000 in cash and gift cards for the purchase of food, thanks to the students’ and school staff’s “Twenty Days of Giving" campaign. The 42 student members of the school’s Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ladner, played a significant part in the campaign by hosting a community Drive-Thru Donation event in the school parking lot on December 1st.
 
Two of the Delta Secondary students in the Ladner Rotary-sponsored Interact Club celebrate success of the school’s food drive for those in need 
Some of the Delta Secondary students in the Ladner Rotary-sponsored Interact Club working a shift in collecting food and donations for food, at a recent drive-thru, for 25 low income families
Most of the members of the DSS Interact Club which helped make Christmas a little happier for those in need
The Interact Club's food and donations drop off event fell on "Giving Tuesday". The proceeds from that event added to the collection which the rest of the school’s staff and students were already collecting in their classes.  
 
"We are so thankful for this extraordinary community effort and spirit," says Aishwariya Sharma, student president of the Interact Club. 
 

The Rotary-sponsored DSS Interact Club provides opportunities for young people to participate in fun and meaningful service projects. 
 
In what has been a particularly tough year for many, the Interact club members, along with many others in the school, felt this would be a great initiative to spread their joy for helping others.
 
Every year, the ‘Twenty Days of Giving’ campaign at the school collects donations to build Christmas hampers for Ladner families who need a little extra help.
 
This year, the school truly feels it was a community effort to support all 25 families and the DSS Interact Club hopes they have started a new tradition to be part of the annual campaign.