BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – A 20-year tradition, Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods will go on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m. during the city-wide trick-or-treat time. Students from West Virginia Wesleyan College will be visiting neighborhoods around the college to collect non-perishable food items for the Upshur Parish House.

There will be a handful of routes traveled by students, but if your house is missed or you are not home, your donations are always more than welcome at the Parish House (located on the corner of College Avenue and Sedgwick Street) during the week from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

“Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods is one of those annual fall traditions that is well-known among the Wesleyan and Buckhannon communities. This collaboration relies heavily on our good neighbors in the community surrounding the college, and the student volunteers going door to door are always left full of joy when families run to their pantries to collect donations. It’s such a wonderful way for the students to explore our community and create an avenue of giving to the Parish House,” said Jessica Vincent, Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Leadership Development.

Please show support to the community by having a few cans of nonperishable food items ready for the trick-or-treaters. The Parish House has stated the most needed donations are peanut butter and items for the upcoming Thanksgiving food baskets such as Jiffy pie crust mixes, instant potatoes, or green beans.   Your support and donations are greatly appreciated. 

West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts and sciences college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan as one of its 2024 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan eighth in Best Value – Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 50 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, nursing and clinical mental health counseling; 20 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 50 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit wvwc.edu.