Not everyone was looking for candy this Halloween.
This year saw 15 St. André Bessette students from Grades 9 to 12 going door-to-door asking for food bank donations as part of the Trick or Eat program. The students split into four groups, each covering a different area of the city.
Trick or Eat is a youth-led, nation-wide initiative. Their goal was to raise 1000lbs of food and $500 for the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank.
"We were able to raise 576lbs of food, which is amazing, but we are shy of our 1000lb goal," said teacher Ewelina Warchol.
The students also raised $151 in cash donations.
One of the students, Katie Corrigan, said it seemed like there were more people willing to give out donations this year.
"I think we did a better job at advertising it and making sure people knew about it. I think also, since we've been doing it for so long, people kind of expect it, so they have more donations on hand when we get there."
Out of the five years the school has been a part of the Trick or Eat program, Corrigan participated in four of them. She said she does this every year as a way to give back to the community.
"I've lived in Fort Saskatchewan over ten years now and the community has been really great to me. I feel really comfortable here and I've met a lot of amazing people. I just want to give back in any way I can and supporting this and supporting the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank is a great way to do that."