As young children prowl the streets dressed in costume in search of candy, the students of Assumption College School will be trick or treating for something more.
Between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. this Halloween, 130 student volunteers will go door-to-door collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to St. Vincent de Paul as part of the school’s Halloween for Hunger campaign.
“Our motto is think globally, but act locally,” said organizer and Assumption student Emily Gill. “Change starts within our own community and we take it from there because Assumption is the change.”
Dressed in Halloween costumes, the students will head out on 20 different routes throughout West Brant and into Mount Pleasant and Burford collecting much-needed items like peanut butter, canned soup, cereal, tomato sauce, baby food and baby formula.
Last year, 25 students took part and collected 2,000 pounds of food. This year, Assumption students are quadrupling their goal, hoping to collect 8,000 pounds of food.
Students will wear name tags identifying them as Assumption College students and decorated cars will trail the students to help collect and carry donated food.
Anyone not on a Halloween for Hunger route who wishes to donate can contact Christina Morrison at 519-751-2030 ext. 259 to schedule a pick-up.