The annual Trick or Treat for Food in La Crescent starts at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, when middle and high school students will be “trick or treating” for food to donate to the La Crescent Food Share Program.

Participants will be wearing La Crescent Food Share name tags so community members will know that the food donated goes to the local food pantry.

The annual event began in La Crescent in 1997 and usually involves over 100 people to cover every home in La Crescent, according to organizers.

The best items to donate are canned goods, such as canned fruits chili and kidney beans, canned chicken/tuna or spam, vegetables, pasta meals, stew, vegetable/tomato or chicken noodle soups, and tomato products.

Also needed are peanut butter and jelly, pasta, spaghetti noodles, boxed potatoes, rice, pancake mixes and syrup, Hamburger Helper and crackers. Personal items needed are toilet paper, paper towels, bars of soap, toothpaste, shampoo.

For more information, or to sign up to drive or volunteer, please e-mail popyouth@acegroup.cc or call 895-4440.

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