On Halloween night, ghosts, goblins, vampires, and all sorts of creatures ventured out into the cold for three hours to collect much needed food for the Carbon County Food Bank and inadvertently, set a record for the most food collected since the project began several years ago.
Volunteers gathered at the LDS Institute Building and the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center on the USU Eastern campus and were assigned a route to go trick or treating for food in the Carbon County area.В Over 100 volunteers, decked out in their favorite Halloween costumes, collected over 4,600 pounds of food.
The Carbon County Food Bank employees were grateful for the help, especially at this time of year when there are many needy families in the Carbon County area. The employees agree that every little bit helps.
вЂњWith more than 246,000 people living in poverty in Utah, the impact of projects like this is far reaching and powerful,вЂќ said USU EasternвЂ™s SUN Center President Austin Ashcraft.
вЂњWe collected over 4,600 pounds of food.В That is more food than we collected in each of the past three years,вЂќ said SUN Center Leader Amanda Van Wagoner, who spearheaded the project.В вЂњIt was great to see so many volunteers come out and support the Food Bank.В I guess itвЂ™s proof that when a group of people come together, they really can make a difference.вЂќ