New local Halloween initiative gives back to food bank

A Lethbridge woman is doing her part to give back to the community by hosting a new Halloween initiative. Rebecca Rauda is partnering with the Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge for a special Trick or Eat event. Instead of collecting candy, residents go door-to-door collecting non-perishable food items, which will then be donated to the food bank. This is the first year Rauda has done this and explains the importance of giving back to the community.   

“It’s been a hard year for everyone, and inflation is up, and we’re going into the winter and Christmas season where there’s generally a little bit more need in our communities. And so I thought, Thanksgiving normally gets a lot of hype. Christmas normally gets a lot of hype, but why not do Halloween? People are already going door to door asking for things, so it just seemed like a good connect for those two things. So, yeah, it’s something fun and that everyone can be involved in. I know as an adult, I kind of miss my trick or treating days. And this is kind of a fun way that you can still participate and dress up and go door to door and ask for things and has good cost.”

Residents who would like to sign up can email


Angela Stewart

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