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,” a long-standing tradition of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools’ students collecting non-perishable food for the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, will continue this Halloween.

A number of schools throughout the school division will be going door-to-door collecting food. Students at Bishop James Mahoney High School, with the help of Holy Cross High School students, are following the lead of St. Joseph High School students, who have collected about 180,000 pounds of food over the last 17 years.

Student groups have signed up for over 200 routes in several Saskatoon neighbourhoods. They have been delivering flyers to homes so residents can plan their support ahead of time.

Saskatoon residents are asked to donate non-perishable food as students go door-to-door the evenings of Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Residents can also leave their donation outside with the informational flyer that students dropped off earlier, or include a label or note that the package is intended for the food drive.