The following is an excerpt of a WCIA-TV article published on Nov. 1, 2022
During the annual Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods event, University of Illinois Springfield students helped to collect food on Sunday for Central Illinois Foodbank.
A total of 12 teams, consisting of 108 students, went door-to-door in several Springfield neighborhoods collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food items. They collected exactly 7,899 pounds of food.
The food will be donated to the Central Illinois Foodbank, who will then distribute supplies to food pantries, soup kitchens, residential programs and after-school programs in a 21-county region.