Instead of trick-or-treating this Halloween, 40 high school students that participate in DECA/FBLA, went door to door to ask for canned goods and nonperishable items for the local food pantry. This is part of a statewide DECA campaign, called Trick-or-Can, to help those in need.
DeForest students collected over 1,600 items donated by community members. This food drive relies on volunteer work from high school students. The students go to assigned neighborhoods and distribute flyers to inform the residents of the food drive. Then they return 2-3 days later to collect the canned goods. Alex Freitag, a student who participated in Trick-or-Can, says, “It was incredible to see how many people in one neighborhood were willing to give canned goods and support such a great cause.”
The generosity of this community is inspiring, and the service that can be provided using the profits of Trick-or-Can is immense. “We were in need of supplies, and this drive is helping us to get through the holidays”, says Sally Orcholski, who helps with the operation of the food pantry. The DeForest community has shown outstanding support for this cause, and DECA/FBLA members would like to thank everyone who participated.