ALLIANCE, Ohio—Students from the University of Mount Union will be trick-or-treating for canned goods, an annual event benefitting the Alliance Community Pantry, this Halloween.
Teams of students representing various campus organizations will distribute door hangers to community residents the week prior to the event as a way to inform and remind the community to prepare or leave canned goods for pick-up.
Each team will return to their assigned locations from 5 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31 to collect donations. Students will deliver donations to the pantry following pick-up.
The Alliance Community Pantry provides food for approximately 2,300 households in the community and relies solely on food and monetary donations to continue providing for those in need. The pantry is constantly in need of non-perishable food items, especially peanut butter and protein-rich foods.
The Trick-or-Treat for canned goods event utilizes 60-70 volunteers and brings more than 4,000 pounds of food from the event alone.
If Alliance residents are not going to be home during the collection time, they are encouraged to leave donations by their front door with the door hanger attached to them.
For more information about Trick-or-Treat for canned goods contact Abby Honaker Schroeder, director of the Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (330) 204-4663.