College students are generally above the average age of your standard Halloween trick-or-treater.
But Chemeketa Community College students will be out trick-or-treating this All Hallows’ Eve, but as opposed to asking for candy for themselves, they’ll be taking up canned goods for the benefit of the entire Chemeketa community.
The Trick-or-Treat For Hunger is an event to collect non-perishible food items for the college’s food pantry, which assists students in need out of the Office of Student Retention & College Life.
Students will be sending out notifications to neighborhoods they will be in on Halloween night. Then from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween students will go to the neighborhood to pick up donations.
Food items being sought are non-perishible, unopened and unexpired items such as:
- Baby food or formula
- Canned vegetables and fruits
- Crackers, chips and nuts
- Pudding or Jell-O
- Canned tuna or chicken
- Boxed meals
- Canned spaghetti sauce or tomatoes
If you would like to donate money or food, or donate on an ongoing basis, contact Yesica Navarro, Student Services Project Coordinator, at 503.399.5147.