High school kids help feed families on Halloween

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Trick-or-treating for cans? That is what the Penn High School Key Club is doing Thursday. The Key Club has done this project for at least six years and it is called “Trick or Treat for Cans”. The students dress up in costumes and take wagons around on Halloween night and ask for canned goods instead of candy.

The Key Club is a service club at Penn High School with more than 200 members. It is open to anyone and it is sponsored by the Mishawaka Kiwanis. Each student must perform 20 hours of community service.

All of the canned goods these students get Halloween night will be donated to River Valley’s The Storehouse. The Storehouse is a food pantry that serves local families. It has been the recipient of these donations for the last few years because Penn families are referred to them for assistance.

The pantry is located off the parking lot on the north side of River Valley Church, across from the ESC/tennis courts. It is open every Wednesday morning from 9:30- 11:30 and the second and fourth Monday nights of the month from 5:30 -7pm.

It is a client choice pantry, meaning they shop with the clients to choose the food their families want. It is open to people living in the Mishawaka, Osceola and Granger zip codes and proof of residence is required.

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