Haliburton teens did a good job in collecting food for those in need on Halloween.

Even though the Christmas season is the holiday typically associated with giving to others, high school students in Haliburton County used Halloween to help feed those in need.

Christine Carr, a staff advisor at the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, says that the interact club at the school was involved in the Me to We initiative¬†WE Scare Hunger. this initiative¬†has students collecting non-perishable food items while the kids are already out trick or treating. The food is then given to the four C’s food bank. Carr says that this year was quite the success, adding that students managed to bring in over 370 food items.

Carr says that this year the students went to more communities than they have in the past. She says that the kids went primarily to Haliburton, Minden and Cardiff. Whereas in the past they have only gone to Haliburton Village.

Carr explained that the students involved were really excited about the haul this year and hope to keep that moment going next year.