Students and staff in the Harrisonville School District will soon be collecting food for the annual food drive.
This year’s drive is once again being conducted in conjunction with the Harrisonville High School drama department’s Trick or Treat so Tots Can Eat program.
Last year’s drive raised over 7,300 pounds of food. The goal for this year is 10,000 pounds.
The drive will take place the week of Oct. 21-25 at all district buildings.
The week’s theme centers on the Trick or Treat holiday with the focus on different parts of the meal for each day’s donations. Monday is the Monster Main Dishes (tuna, pasta, beans), Tuesday focuses on Scary Sides (canned fruits and vegetables, rice, macaroni), Wednesday centers on Ghostly Goodies (cake/cookie mixes, sugar, flour, jello), Thursday is Creepy Kids Food (baby food, cereal, oatmeal), and Friday wraps up the drive with Eerie Extras (anything and everything, plus paper products).
Community members interested in participating may drop off donations at any district building during regular school hours.
Donations will also be collected as the admission fee at the Trunk-or-Treat on the Square on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 3-5 p.m.
All donations will be given to the Shepherd’s Staff Food Pantry sponsored by the Harrisonville Ministerial Alliance.