UIS Students Break Record With Trick-Or-Treat For Canned Goods
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
Hundreds of University of Illinois Springfield students helped to collect a record 14,085 pounds of food for the Central Illinois Foodbank on Halloween night. The total breaks a previous Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods record of 11,620 pounds of food collected in 2014.
A total of 18 teams, consisting of 181 students, went door-to-door in several Springfield and Chatham neighborhoods collecting the canned goods.
Students at the University of Illinois Springfield are trick or treating for the Central Illinois Food Bank. More than a 150 students are going throughout neighborhoods in Springfield, collecting non-perishable food items. The students said this is a great way to bring the community together.
"More different volunteer work that will help the food bank in ways that impacts the community, and we're going around, engaging the community, engaging its members, to all kind of come together to help for a cause," Tyler Beitler, a UIS freshman, said.
UIS students will be out until 8 p.m. Monday.
For more information on Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods, contact Mark Dochterman, director of the UIS Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center, at 225/921-9398, or go to www.uis.edu/volunteer.