Friday, October 28, 2011

Trick-or-treat: Students will collect canned food on Halloween

Some Randolph College students will go trick-or-treating this Halloween, but they won’t be asking for candy.

Instead, the group will knock on doors in the Rivermont and Boonsboro area and ask for canned food for area nonprofits that serve the poor.

The College’s chapter of the Student Virginia Education Association is organizing the effort, but all students are welcome to help.

The group will meet in the Main Hall lobby at 6:30 p.m. Monday, wearing Randolph College T-shirts.

Their food gathering will be focused along Rivermont Avenue and the V.E.S. Road area.

After Halloween, they will organize the canned goods and deliver them to local groups that distribute food to people in need, including Daily Bread and the Salvation Army.

“We knew Thanksgiving was coming up, and collecting food would help, said Rachel Reid, co-president of Randolph College’s SVEA chapter and a graduate student at the College.

SVEA is a pre-professional association for future teachers in Virginia.