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First United Methodist Youth and Families participate in Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat
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The youth and families at the First United Methodist Church will be out collecting food during the first annual Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat for the Barton County Food Bank from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat (TOT-EAT) was first started by the International Thespian Society and is its annual nationwide community service initiative to collect food for the hungry, but over the years several civic groups and high school clubs have also taken the challenge to collect food around Halloween. The First United Methodist youth and their families will be dressed in costumes to collect canned goods and dry goods because hunger in the United States is “scary”. According to the USDA, 1 in 4 children face hunger, so the goal for FUMC youth is to make sure that the Great Bend children have the food they need this year. The Youth and families will meet at the First United Methodist Church to divide into teams to canvas Great Bend neighborhoods. If you would like to donate canned or dry goods for this project, they can be dropped off at the FUMC office before Oct. 30 or call 620-792-2148 to make sure a team is sent to your neighborhood.