Students to “Trick or Treat” for Canned Goods

October 15, 2014

ALLIANCE – In the spirit of Halloween, on Thursday, October 30, University of Mount Union student organizations will put on their community service costumes and walk the streets collecting treats in the form of canned goods from residents in the surrounding area to scare away hunger in Alliance.

This annual event, officially named “Trick or Treat for Canned Goods,” is organized by the Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement and several student-run organizations and clubs.

Trick or Treat for Canned Goods was originally created to help raise awareness of hunger in the international and local areas. Since 2009, this food fundraising event has collected more than 14,000 non-perishable canned items to donate to such places as the Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter and the Alliance Community Pantry. This year’s donations will be given to the Alliance Community Pantry.

Residents of Alliance who receive a postcard with details on the event prior to October 30 are encouraged to participate by donating canned goods. Those who wish to donate but will not be present in their homes on October 30 can leave donations on a porch near the front door.

For more information, contact Abby Honaker at (330) 204-4663 or at

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