Yikes - it's happening. More than 90 businesses and households across Hackney and Walthamstow are taking part in Trick or Eat 2021 - collecting vital supplies for local food banks.
Check out the Trick or Eat Trail map to find where to donate and keep an eye out for posters in streets near you. The boxes will be outside between around 4pm and 8.30pm on Sunday October 31st and, if you're visiting Stoke Newington, many of the shops will be handing out treats and collecting for Trick or Eat between 3pm and 6pm as part of their annual Halloween Trail.
Food donated will be passed to Hackney Foodbank and the PL84U AL-SUFFA food bank in Walthamstow. This year supporters are asked to donate five basic foods - tinned soup, tinned fish, tinned meat (corned beef), longlife meat and longlife juice.
Last year’s Trick or Eat collected five tonnes (four lorries) of food for people experiencing hardship. Residents from dozens of Hackney streets put collection boxes outside their homes and encouraged local families to donate non-perishable food while out trick or treating.
Jenna Fansa, of the Local Buyers Club, said: “For families who are worried about trick or treating this year, Trick or Eat is a lovely, safe way of enjoying Halloween and helping people who are experiencing hard times.
Each our toy appeal distributes new toys to thousands of children experiencing extreme poverty in London. Please buy a gift for a child in need. This year we have a wish-list, enabling you to buy online with a lovely local independent toy shop or you can donate in person. Check out the Winter Toy Appeal page for more info on how to support.
How you can get involved with Trick or Eat:
1. Buy some extra tins of food, longlife juice or longlife milk.
2. Donate supplies to a collection point on 31st October. View trail map here.
3. Join London's shop-local club for half price using code TRICKOREAT and we'll donate £5 to a local food bank. Club members benefit from hundreds of local savings and perks. By joining the club you'll be helping us to continue running community projects like Trick or Eat.
Throughout September and October the Local Buyers Club is also offering a year's half price membership (£6 instead of £12 for single membership) and donating £5 to London food banks for every new member who joins using the code TRICKOREAT. Members are rewarded with savings at hundreds of local shops, restaurants and more throughout London. Join here. Sign up for double membership and we'll donate £10.
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR'S TRICK OR EAT
WHAT DOES THE FOOD BANK NEED?
Items currently in short supply are longlife (UHT) milk, longlife juice, tinned beef, tinned fish and tinned soup.
If you'd like to donate money direct to Hackney Foodbank
please click HERE.
To support the Rukhsana Khan Foundation food bank in Walthamstow please click HERE
Join the Club using code TRICKOREAT and we'll donate £5 to a local food bank
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Use code TRICKOREAT to join for just £6 - we'll donate £5 to a local food bank