Instead of trick-or-treating this Halloween, 30 high school DECA students 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.
Groups of students were assigned to specific neighborhoods where they distributed flyers to inform the residents of the food drive. Then they return two to three days later to collect the canned goods. This year the student volunteers collected over 1,400 items. “I have loved helping the community with this event for four years, and I hope people will continue to promote it and put out cans for DECA’s Trick-or-Can,” said Abby Williams, Vice President of Event Management.
“DECA students were all so amazing that night. Very helpful and very respectful. They weren’t in a hurry to leave and made sure they had everything packed away at the end of the night and safely tucked into the pantry. We really needed it and I’m glad they had fun with this service project,” said Sally Orcholski, who helps with the operation of the food pantry.
Watch their collection efforts here . . .