If a trick or treater knocks on your door this Halloween and asks for a can of soup rather than a chocolate bar, it won’t be a trick. Twenty-five students from the Georgian Bay Community School will be out trick-or-treating in Meaford and Thornbury asking for non-perishable food items that they will donate to local charities and food banks, according to Grade 10 student Sara Wright.
“The fundraiser is called Halloween for Hunger. It entails trick or treating for non-perishable food items which will be donated towards local community organizations,” Sara said. “The students are members of the school’s secondary school council. We will be dressed in Halloween costumes and out during the usual trick or treating time.”
The 25 students will do their best to canvas the two towns but are not likely to reach all neighbourhoods. “We have a list of target areas and will do what we can,” said Sara.