ALLIANCE, Ohio — Thanks to the generosity of the Alliance community, the University of Mount Union’s Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods event brought in a record 6,820 pounds of food that was donated to the Alliance Community Pantry.
The event, organized by Mount Union’s Regula Center for Public Service, finds students going door-to-door across the Alliance community to collect canned goods. The 6,280 pounds of food is 1,642 pounds more than the previous record set in 2020. According to a statement published on the Pantry’s social media, in the 10 years since the event's inception, more than 40,000 pounds of food has been donated to the Pantry.
The Mount Union Student Nursing Organization and Alpha Delta Pi sorority both collected more than 1,100 pounds of food each.
“Our students learn from experiences like Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods, and we could not provide service opportunities without our partners,” said Abby Schroeder, director of the Regula Center. “We value the collaboration we have with local agencies and the continuous support we see from the community.”
“We at the pantry treasure the support and the relationship we have with Mount Union, and events like trick-or-treat enable us to give our clients a wider selection of food choices than we are normally able to get at the Akron-Canton Foodbank,” said Pantry Board Member Mike Patterson.
Learn more about the Regula Center’s community service initiatives at mountunion.edu/community-service.