This Halloween kids may be asking for something other than sugar and treats.

That will be because they are volunteering for this year's Halloween Food Drive. 

The food drive this year will be taking donations for the Swift Current Salvation Army. They are requesting non-perishables such as canned goods like soup, preserves, and dry goods. 

Running the food drive this year is Parker Wall, pastor of student ministries at Eastside Church of God. He and other volunteers have had to plan this year's Halloween Food Drive a little last minute, after not being able to run the event during the pandemic.

"It has been missing the last two or two years or so and is something that a lot of us youth pastors in town has been a part of, either as students growing up here or in a leadership role," said Wall. "So just knowing the need that Salvation Army has and the amazing work they do was just something [that made us] want to start up again."

The Eastside Church of God youth group, along with others from around the city and from Herbert and Rhineland will be going around Halloween night, knocking on doors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

If folks would like to be ready and waiting with their donations, that would help speed things up for them, allowing them to hit more houses for more donations. 

"I know they're always collecting kitchen and bathroom items as well," added Wall. "So detergent, soap, all that stuff, we'll be willing to bring that in for you."

They will even be willing to take clothing items as donations as well, mainly looking for warm winter wear and socks. 

"The kids that are coming out are just excited to serve together and bless our community and help the Salvation Army," praised Wall. "Because they do so much work behind the scenes, so we just want to help them out in any way we can."