Joplin, Mo. — The Missouri Southern Student Athlete Advisory Committee helped organize the fifth-annual “Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat” campaign and donated various canned goods to Souls Harbor in Joplin.
Over Halloween week, every Missouri Southern student-athlete canvassed area neighborhoods soliciting canned goods and other non-perishable food items to be donated to charity. The result was over four truckloads and more than 5,000 canned goods that were donated to Souls Harbor. This donation should allow the organization to feed its clients for over a month.
“I think they outdid what they provided last year,” said Georgia Jones of Souls Harbor. “It seems more to me. We’re very thankful. They went the extra mile in trying to help put things together to provide for the community.”
Various members of the athletics department, as well as members of MSSU athletics teams helped deliver the items this week.
“I think it’s kinda cool the athletes can come together for something like this, and collect that many cans for a good cause,” said volleyball player Mikayla Monk, of South Lyon, Michigan. “It shows how good of a university we can be when there’s something good to do for the community.”
A photo gallery of the event can be viewed by clicking on this link. – Photo Gallery