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Trick or treating to help the needy

Halloween is approaching and shortly after the colder months of winter. Homelessness in Des Moines is more prevalent that most people realize. Food pantries and shelters could always use extra non-perishable food items and coats. This Halloween could be a great way to reach out to those in need. Beggar’s night is on October 30th from 6pm - 8pm. This year instead of racking up buckets of candy, take the kids trick or treating for spare canned food items or gloves or coats to donate to a food pantry or homeless shelter.

For a list of food pantries close by go to


  • Nina Coppola 4 years ago

    Great idea! I would've never thought to go trick-or-treating for those things, but I don't see why a family couldn't do that. Thanks for the idea!



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