STAR JOURNAL REPORT
The phrase, ‘Trick or Can,’ may not roll off the tongue as poetically as the traditional Halloween refrain, but it worked for the Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA club. In three hours, students collected more than 800 food items from the community to be donated to the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry.
“Trick or Can is a statewide DECA initiative that has been going on for a number of years now,” said Elliot Fehlen, vice president of community service for FBLA/DECA. “A few officers learned about the event at a DECA conference last year and decided that 2016 was the year to bring it to our community.”
Planning for the event began in July and has slowly developed into the product that landed on Rhinelander community doorways a couple of weeks ago.
“Instead of the traditional food drive where students sit and wait for the community to bring the food to them, Trick or Can brought the food drive to neighborhood doors, not only raising non-perishable food items, but also awareness for an issue in our community,” Fehlen added.
The club looks forward to continuing Trick or Can next year, expanding into more neighborhoods and getting more people involved.