Trick or treat so kids can eat

Theatre raises holds canned food drive


Bob Kennedy

All of the cans and non-perishable items theatre raised. The collection only took four days with nearly an hour of work per day.

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

Troupe 5232 did their annual community service venture, Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat, this past week. As part of the International Thespian Society, they are called a troupe. They went to a community near the school and divided into groups and went door to door to collect cans and non-perishable food items for Hill Country Community Ministries food pantry.

“It was really great to just be able to go out with a big group of friends after school and be able to do something that really helps the community,” senior Hunter Jones said. “We also got to see how much that little amount of work was able to help because we were only working for a short amount of time and we were able to do something that made quite a big difference and I was really proud of that.”

The troupe raised over 500 cans. This project is an outreach from the society to help get high school theatre groups involved in community service.

“Leander High School theatre department every year works through this organization called trick or treat so kids can eat,” senior Lynley Eilers said. “It provides for families in our area that might need extra food or help.”