Some teenagers knocking on doors this Halloween may not be looking for candy corn, caramel and chocolates.
They’ll be eyeing up the healthier options in local pantries. They’ll be drooling over pasta, and keeping on the lookout for canned tomatoes, tuna and even baby items.
But these food treats aren’t for themselves.
A group of AESS students have created a new food drive for the Agassiz Harrison Community Services food bank, called Halloween for Hunger. They call themselves the Justice League. Last year, they held a similar food drive held in November gathered up about 1,000 non-perishable food items. The students are hoping that holding the door-to-door food drive on Halloween night will net more donations, and more volunteers.
They’re inviting all other Agassiz and Harrison kids to skip the candy splurge this year and join them in bulking up the food bank’s shelves.
“We are hoping for about 1,500 items this year,” says sponsor teacher Cathy Houston.
Anyone who wants to participate should contact Mrs. Houston at the school. To ensure the teams reach the maximum number of homes, they’re hoping to create maps of each planned route.
Those who won’t be home on Halloween night, or aren’t visited by the Justice League students, and would to donate food or baby items, can phone 604-796-2238.