GSCS students will trick-or-treat for Food Bank

Catholic high school students in Saskatoon collect thousands of pounds of food in the space of a few hours during the "Halloweening for Hunger" event for the Saskatoon Food Bank. (File photo by Derrick Kunz, GSCS)

By Derrick Kunz, GSCS communications

Halloweening for Hunger, the long-standing tradition of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) students collecting non-perishable food for the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, will continue this Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31.

A number of schools throughout the school division will be going door-to-door collecting food. Students at St. Joseph High School will once again lead the charge. Over the course of 16 years, St. Joseph students have collected over 160,000 pounds of food. Other schools have added tens-of-thousands of pounds to that total.

Saskatoon residents are asked to donate non-perishable food as students go door-to-door the evening of Oct. 31. Residents can also leave their donation outside with the informational flyer that students dropped off earlier or a note that the package is intended for the food drive.

In addition, students and staff from Bishop James Mahoney High School were collecting food in the parking lot of The Centre Mall 0n 8th Street (near the Co-op) Oct. 29.