Door-to-door food drive coming up: ‘Trick or Can’

October 27, 2011 at 11:29 am | In Door-to-door alert, How to help, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

One day before Halloween, you might get a knock on the door from someone who’ll be looking for a food-drive donation, not a treat. Angel Laycock from the soccer club HPFC Eagles says that 3-5 pm this Sunday (October 30) they’ll be out on what they call “Trick or Can“:

Small groups of our club will be going around house to house to collect canned food and what we will do is send that canned food to three different food drives which include Highline Area Food Bank, White Center Food Bank, and West Seattle Food Bank. We will be in a couple different areas that include Normandy Park, Three Tree Point, North Admiral, and a few other local locations.

Participating players range in age from 10-17, Angel tells us, and he just wants to get the word out so that you’ll consider having a food donation available if you happen to get a visit. (And if nobody comes by, trust us, there are many other drives in the works to which you can contribute.)

5 Comments

  1. By chance any place that they can also set up a collection spot? I.E. Target, Grocery Store, Coffee Shop, etc for the people that would like to participate but are not home or in those targeted areas.

    Comment by coffee — 11:53 am October 27, 2011 #

  2. During the summer my neighborhood was targeted my very weird, aggressive individuals going door-to-door trying to sell magazines. The police had to be called. Now our neighborhood is very vigilant in answering their doors. This is a sad state of affairs but it is what it is. Please post what type of id these groups will carry so we know that they are legitimate.

    Comment by Seattlite — 12:14 pm October 27, 2011 #

  3. Please ensure that the volunteers going door to door for this respect “no solicitors” signs. Too often, charitable, political, and religious door knockers don’t think these signs apply to them. I would echo the comment by “coffee” above – and would gladly purchase and donate if a collection point was set up at one of the neighborhood grocery stores.

    Comment by Wes C. Attle — 12:21 pm October 27, 2011 #

  4. I’m wanted to help raise some money for Thai Relief(I’m from Thailand). Anyone have any suggestions? What is the law about baking goodies and sell for donation in front of some stores.

    Comment by Aroyathome — 12:29 pm October 27, 2011 #

  5. I think it makes more sense to set up collection sites in public places, rather than knocking on random doors. Many people are uncomfortable with door-to-door solicitation these days.

    Comment by carolei — 1:03 pm October 27, 2011 #

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