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UMN Morris Students Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat

A group of students posing and smiling next to a large pile of canned goods and nonperishable food items
Community Engagement Staff
Publication date: 
October 15, 2019

This Halloween University of Minnesota Morris students will trick or treat so others can eat. Students will go door-to-door collecting donations for the Stevens County Food Shelf during the Office of Community Engagement’s annual Trick or Can event on Thursday, October 31, 5–8 p.m.


The Stevens County Food Shelf shelf accepts nonperishable items, unopened personal hygiene items, and monetary donations by cash or checks made out to the “Stevens County Food Shelf.” The Food Shelf is in particular need of healthy soups, cereals, pastas, and juices in addition to hygiene products like toothpaste, soaps, and feminine hygiene products.


To participate, simply have a donation ready for volunteers who come to your door. You can contribute by leaving a marked bag on your doorstep labeled “Trick or Can” (please leave your porch light on). If your donation is missed, contact the Office of Community Engagement at 320-589-6457.


Last year UMN Morris students gathered more than 1,601 pounds of food and personal hygiene products, as well as $782.95 in donations. This year, they hope to collect 1,750 pounds of food and $850 in donations.

Learn More

To learn more, contact the Office of Community Engagement at 320-589-6457 or

This activity was made possible by community sponsors Subway, Sodexo, and Pizza Ranch.