Trick-or-Treat for Food

Students trade the Halloween rite of passage of collecting candy to collecting food
Posted Monday, November 18, 2013 - 5:26pm

There comes a time in a person’s life when they realize that people do not appreciate them walking around in costumes asking for candy. This is something that is hard for most people to give up.

At USU Eastern though, you can get your trick-or-treating fix without having parents worry about your ability to lead a productive life. You can have your Halloween fun by helping the SUN Center with Trick-or-Treat for Food.

Trick-or-Treat for Food is where students go from house to house asking for food donations to take to the Carbon County Food Bank.

This year, 21 volunteers met for Trick-or-Treat for Food on Oct. 25, 2013 at 5 p.m. Sarah Olsen was in charge and was pleased with the results. “I think that the Trick-or-Treat for Food activity is a fantastic way for the college to reach out to the community.

The students get the opportunity both to have fun ‘trick-or-treating,’ and to gather food for the food bank. The people donating food have the opportunity to contribute to the community as well. And of course the people who will receive the food benefit. It’s a win all around.”

Olsen had planned three routes for the college to go to collect food, and the Carbon High School FCCLA club did two routes. The college volunteers brought in over 500 pounds of food to the food bank.

If you missed this year’s Trick-or-Treating for Food, be on the look-out for upcoming opportunities.

November is full of food drive opportunities. Every Monday in November, USUE hosts the annual Bread ‘N’ Soup Night where all the proceeds goes toward the food bank.

Also the LDS Institute is hosting a Food Drive on Nov. 4th. Unfortunately none of the food drives in November involve dressing up, but all donations still go to the Carbon County Food Bank.

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