Key Club Collects Cans of Cranberry Sauce

The Key Club collected 340 cans of cranberry sauce to fulfill the Bay Area Rescue Mission’s need for upcoming Thanksgiving meal donations on November 6.

To adhere to county health guidelines, students who wished to donate were required to place a bag of canned cranberry sauce next to their mailbox or doorstep for representatives of the Key Club to pick up. All contact between Key Club representatives and students was done via email or social media.

Sophomore Joshua Lee thinks the leaders of the Key Club did an “excellent job on organizing and coordinating the cranberry can drive to maintain a no contact, safe environment.”

After their successful contactless canned food drive over the summer, the leaders of the Key Club were motivated to create another service event during the fall, according to club treasurer junior Lauren Cadotte.

Club president junior Sophia Taylor said the can drive was also inspired by her realization that many people will not be able to afford a Thanksgiving meal this year due to financial hardships stemming from the pandemic. After being informed of the Bay Area Rescue Mission’s need for cranberry sauce, Taylor decided to launch the cranberry can drive.

Taylor encouraged students to donate as a way to “help give some less fortunate people a nice meal.”

Lee also thinks students should participate in these events because “giving back to the community is important to helping create a better future for ourselves in the midst of all of the chaos happening right now.”

“Even though I might be going through hard times, I know there are people in my community who are doing a lot worse,” said Lee.