A group of students won't be collecting treats on Halloween or doing any nasty tricks - instead they will be collecting food for the Friends In Need Food Bank.
The Rebels for a Cause group at Garibaldi Secondary, about 25 students in total, will take part in the Free the Children's Halloween campaign, renamed this year, "We Scare Halloween."
The students will drop off pamphlets at homes in various areas around town a week before Halloween to explain what the campaign is, and on Oct. 31, they hope to collect non-perishable food items from these homes.
The Garibaldi students want to help local people who are hungry, which is why they are collecting for Friends In Need Food Bank.
"Usually when people think of people who are hungry, they think of overseas," said Sara Stanley, one of the student organizers, who pointed out that one in six children in Canada live under the poverty line.
Last year, Rebels for a Cause collected more than 1,000 cans of food for the food bank on Halloween.
Rebels for a Cause have also worked on other social action projects.
The group raised $10,000 to build a school in Sierra Leone in western Africa, which was then built through Free the Children.
They are currently halfway to their $5,000 fundraising goal for a well also in Sierra Leone.