Waltham Group surpasses goal, collects more than 3,000 canned goods on Halloween

Students came together on Oct. 31, 2016 for Waltham Group’s annual Halloween for the Hungry event, going door-to-door in neighborhoods surrounding the Brandeis campus to trick-or-treat for canned goods.

Between student collections and faculty and staff donations, Brandeis gathered up 3,127 canned goods and food items. All that was collected was donated to the Middlesex Human Service Agency, which runs the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen and two local shelters.

More than 100 volunteers trick-or-treated from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Halloween. The Waltham Group’s goal was to collect at least 3,000 canned goods this year.

"The event is truly a hallmark of Brandeis. It combines the spirit of dressing up on Halloween and providing our community with an easy, accessible way to volunteer for local food pantries,” said Community Service Director Lucas Malo. “Together, Brandeis students and Waltham residents can achieve more, and our total collection count demonstrates the value of that cooperation."

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