Trick or Eat: A Night of Nostalgia and Charity

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Leanna Walsh
Leanna Walsh
Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:00

This October 31, students may be sighing into masks and capes reminiscing about the Halloween of our childhoods, when the night was about roaming around with pals, collecting goodies and showing off your sweet costume.

Trick or EatDo you wish you could do something on Halloween that reminds you of the glory days of sixth grade while simultaneously doing a good thing for your community? Feds Student Food Bank has the perfect event for you! Trick or Eat is being held Tuesday, October 31 from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.

It's the classic Halloween evening setup: dress up, gather some friends, go door to door. But instead of asking for candy students request non perishable food items to be donated to those in need. All the rush of knocking on strangers doors, none of the odd looks since you're collecting for charity.

“This event is for students to not only enrich themselves by helping those in need but also to experience the nostalgic joys of Halloween,” explained Food Bank coordinator Vanessa Wildman. “It's also a good way to meet people. We need volunteers in every role: drivers, trick-or-eaters, or even just to help sign people in. Thousands of other students participate all over the city!”

Students are welcome to take part individually or as a group. The event includes organizing drivers so students don't have to worry about taking buses. Refreshments will be served before and after the main event, and students can participate for however long they can. 

“We can't wait to see everyone come out for a good cause in their costumes!” said Wildman. “It's going to be a fun night of trick-or-eats."

Check out the Feds Student Food Bank Facebook page for details about the event and in case of last minute updates. Be sure to sign up in advance for whatever role you'd like to take. The participant form is for those who would like to go door to door and the volunteer form is for those who'd like to help in other ways.