North Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- While many kids will be out trick-or-treating on Halloween, a group of Cicero-North Syracuse students will be collecting food for the Central New York Food Bank. It’s all part of the Halloween for Hunger Campaign.
On Wednesday, about a dozen C-NS students will go trick-or-treating, but they’ll be asking for food donations instead of candy.
“It’s just fun. It’s still Halloween, so you get to dress up and run around, but it’s just a great cause,” said C-NS student Elizabeth Westfall.
The collection highlights a scary reality in our community, as more and more families struggle to put food on the table. Right now, demand goes up as family expenses, like heating bills, add up.
"Anyone that's struggling or close to the edge, is now pushed over the edge. So it becomes a real burden on the emergency food network at this time,” said Brian McManus with the Food Bank of CNY.
Last year students collected 450 pounds of food. They’re hoping to double that this year and plan to target more neighborhoods.
“We usually get at least one can from everyone, sometimes we get bags so they are all very good about it,” said CNS Freshman Megan Cuculich.CLICK HERE
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