Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods is a Success

April 06, 2010

Over 50 Mount Union College student volunteers went trick-or-treating for canned goods instead of candy this Halloween.

As a result, 1,662 non-perishable food items were collected and delivered to the Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter for distribution.

'The outpouring of support from the community was terrific,' said Lorie Miller, director of community educational outreach at Mount Union. 'Because they had advance notice, many people left donations for the students to pick up even if they were not able to be home at the time. In addition, some even left treats for the student volunteers, too!'

'We want to say a great big 'thank you' to the Alliance community for making this canned food drive such a success,' said Jennifer Scott, VISTA service leader.

Other upcoming events planned for Hunger Awareness Month at the College include a canned food drive to be held in the Mount Union College bookstore November 12-16, the Oxfam Dining Hall Fast and Hunger Banquet on Thursday, November 15 and on Wednesday, November 28, WKDD 98.1 FM will be on location for a live remote for the Long Haul Against Hunger from 5 to 7 p.m., complete with a Fair Food Fest and a Canstruction competition.

For more information, contact the Office of Service-Learning and Community Service at (330) 823-2838.

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