Costumed college students help Reno County Food Bank

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

About a dozen Hutchinson Community College thespians will go door-to-door to trick-or-treat for a good cause tonight.

The theatre department and Delta Psi Omega fraternity students have organized the "Trick-or-Treat so Others Can Eat" food drive on Halloween Day.

"We thought it sounded like a really great way to give back to the community and also have some fun Halloween night," said Deidre Mattox, director of theatre.

For three years, these young adults dress up in costumes and roam the streets of Hutchinson for food donations to give to the local food bank.

"Really great that they're doing that, especially younger generations," said Penny Haney, director of the Reno County Food Bank. "Just helping the community is wonderful. You don't see that very often."

Haney said donations have been slowing coming in to the food bank but they expect the demand to increase with the holidays around the corner.

"Their shelves are pretty empty right now and they really do need help. We would love to facilitate that taking place," said Mattox.

Donations are always accepted at the Reno County Food Bank, located inside the Salvation Army building at 700 N. Walnut in Hutchinson.

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