Youths canvas community in Halloween for Hunger drive 

High school students will collect food donations for the Summerland Food Bank on Halloween.

High school students will collect food donations for the Summerland Food Bank on Halloween.

Alicia Nightingale, who is organizing this year’s Halloween for Hunger food drive with her sisters Mary and Kaitlyn, said around 30 students from Summerland Secondary School are expected to participate.

Between 6 and 9 p.m., the students will knock on doors around the community, asking for donations for the food bank.

Last year, the drive collected around 1,000 kilograms of food and Nightingale hopes to collect the same amount this year.

She said the drive is important for the students and the community.

“It gets the students out and it gets the community aware our students are willing to help out with events like this one,” she said.

She added that while the food bank receives many donations in the weeks leading up to the festive season in December, there is a need for food donations throughout the year.

Those whose homes are missed during Halloween for Hunger can still make donations directly to the food bank, in the basement of Summerland United Church.