Cassville students to collect food for local food bank

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Trick-or-Treat style food drive to help meet local needs

Cassville middle and high school students will be out knocking on doors asking for non-perishable food items, not candy, later this month to keep a local food bank stocked for families.

The Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat annual food drive campaign will take place on Oct. 27, in Cassville, from 3:30-6 p.m. The students are members of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America(FCCLA), the Future Teachers of America(FTA) and the FFA. All of the food collected is transported to the Cassville Food Pantry at the United 
Methodist Church.

The students will not be showing up on doorsteps as themselves, but will be dressed in Halloween costumes when collecting food.

"They trick-or-treat door-to-door just as they did as a kid, except this time, it's for non-perishable food items," said Samantha Cosper, FCCLA advisor.

Along with helping families right in their local community, the event is beneficial for the students, too, Cosper said.

"It is a great experience for our students to go out and communicate with the public about what they are doing and why," she said. "The response is always very positive, and they come back with great experiences. Our students enjoy having a reason to dress up for Halloween. It's for a good cause, and they really like that their efforts benefit local residents."

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