Trick or Eat & More Ways to Help on Halloween
Looking to sink your teeth into something more than candy this Halloween? Here are 3 ways you can help Boston area communities on Saturday.
Trick or Eat Canned Food Drive: Dorchester teens are gettting ready once again to coordinate the annual canned food drive initiated several years ago by the SCI Dorchester Youth Council. The drive combats poverty and hunger in Dorchester as teens collect canned goods instead of candy treats as they visit homes in several Dorchester neighborhoods. It helps out Dorchester food pantries during the holiday season when there is very high demand for food. This idea has been spreading in a few ways--youth have replicated the program in other neighborhoods; and we just heard from a Cambridge resident who heard about this online. This woman is now organizing a drive in her neighborhood and will add her collection to that collected by the Youth Council to increase the support for the Dorchester food pantries. If you'd like to participate in Dorchester or organize something in your neighborhood, click here for more details and contact info.
Letter Carriers' Food Drive (Woburn): If you're in Woburn you don't have to travel far to put your extra canned food to good use. Saturday is the bi-annual Letter Carriers Food in Woburn (an extra one that just the local carriers run), so simply leave your canned good donations on your doorstep. Usage is up 35% @ the Woburn Food Pantry, so they really need the help now! More details on this drive can be found here.
Shop Compare Supermarket & Support SCI (Lynn): Compare Supermarket in Lynn, MA, will generously donatea portion of all sales this Saturday (10/31) & next (11/7) to support SCI's community building work. SCI will be on hand to recruit teens for the SCI Lynn Youth Council and share more about our programs. Compare specializes in Latin American products, so it could be a fun chance to pick up some items you might not find at your general grocery store, while supporting SCI. Details and store location here.