Many members of the Iroquois community have come to expect more than just ‘trick-or-treators’ knocking at their doors on Hallowe’en.
For the past 12 years, a group of teens in grades 9 to 12 from Dixon’s Corners Community Christian Reformed Church has organized a food drive between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on October 31st.
They walk, in small groups door-to-door, collecting non-perishable items for the Dundas County Food Bank.
The group choses this specific date to collect food because it is an evening when most families are home and already expect people knocking on their doors.
This drive has become one of the largest the food bank relies on each year.
With increased interest and a few new groups joining the DC youth, they plan to expand the drive into Morrisburg in an attempt to out-do the 1,700 items collected last year.
Much like the ‘rules’ of trick-or-treating, the teens will only knock on doors where the lights are on. The goal is to eventually have enough help to cover all roads in both Iroquois and Morrisburg. But, given the volunteer numbers for this year, not every road will be covered. If your road is missed, you can still donate by bringing your food items directly to the food bank.
The DC youth group is thankful for the support each year and looks forward to another fun and successful night helping their local communities.