© ADAM MACINNIS – THE NEWS
Madalyn Nielsen and Jonathan James, co-chairs of the Northumberland Regional High School Rotary Interact Club are helping to organize a We Scare Hunger Campaign.
Teens from Northumerland Regional High School are hoping to scare up more than treats on Halloween night.
The students will be going door to door, but instead of asking for candy for themselves, they’ll be asking people to give non-perishables to the food bank.
The project is one that’s been done in previous years and is organized by the schools Rotary Interact Club.
“It’s one of our most successful projects by far,” said club co chair Madalyn Nielsen. “We just want people to be kind of aware we’re coming out to help people in our community. Donations are going to the Pictou County Food Bank.”
Participants will be wearing badges so that people will know who they are and what they’re doing.
She said there are no particularly items that they’re asking for, just that they be non perishable.
“I think it’s really important to reach out locally and help people locally,” she said.
Jonathan James, also co-chair of the club said growing up he was introduced to organizations like UNICEF and became a big believer in helping others.
“Halloween is a fun thing, but to use it as something to help out the community and provide for food for other families I think that is really taking advantage of that and turning it into a real positive thing,” he said.