Many members of the Iroquois community have come to expect more than just ‘trick-or-treators’ knocking at their doors on Halloween.
For the past 14 years, a group of teenagers gr. 9-12 from Dixon’s Corners Community and Williamsburg Christian Reformed Churches have organized a food drive between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on October 31st.
They simply walk in small groups, door-to-door collecting non-perishable items for the Dundas County Food Bank in South Dundas.
The group chose 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 who have joined the youth groups, the food drive expanded into Morrisburg and last year, when over 2900 food items were collected.
That’s 700 more items than the previous year.
They hope to beat the amount this 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, which is located in Morrisburg.
The DC youth group is thankful for the support they experience each year and looks forward to another fun and successful night helping their local communities.