Students from the Mission Viejo High School International Thespian Society have been taking a Saturday break from the books to collect non-perishable food items at Mission Viejo grocery stores. The high schoolers have also enlisted the help of intermediate and elementary school students and are gearing up for their next big event.
The drama students will host their annual Halloween Food Drive as part of the national community-service program “Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat – ‘Cause Hunger is a Scary Thing.” On October 28 the group will don Halloween costumes and canvass neighborhoods collecting food donations for the needy.
Community members can help by having their club, team, place of worship, workplace, or organization sponsor their own food drive. Donations can be dropped off at the Mission Viejo Library on or before October 30.
“Our students have been active in this campaign for 7 years. Last year we collected 3 tons of food in one evening and we had the highest overall total in the State of California” said Kathy Harris, chairperson of the school’s visual and performing arts program.
If you would like to help, please e-mail email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 586-0289.
Information about the national Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat program is available at http://schooltheatre.org/society/programs/tots.