Mount Union Students to Collect Canned Goods

October 22, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio – University of Mount Union students will again participate in Trick-or-Treat for canned goods from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

The event, which has collected more than 16,000 pounds of food over the last five years, involves 50 to 100 students annually. 

As part of the University’s Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods event, students, including members of Sophomore Service Honorary, the Black Student Union, Delta Sigma Tau sorority, Gamma Beta Phi honorary, Alpha Lambda Delta, Kappa Phi and the men’s and women’s swim teams will participate.

"This event is one that the students really enjoy and it has proven to be successful over the years,” said Abby Honaker, assistant director of the Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at Mount Union. “We truly appreciate the community participating and joining in our efforts to help those in need."  

Students will visit Alliance neighborhoods this week, delivering postcards about the event to the houses that will be included. Students will return to collect canned goods during the city's Trick-or-Treat next week. Students will be assigned routes and will wear nametags so residents know they are representing Mount Union.

Residents can leave food on their porches along with the postcard or with the porch light on for students to collect.

All canned goods collected will benefit the Alliance Community Pantry. For information, contact Abby Honaker in the Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at (330) 829-8168 or email

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