This evening Boissevain students will be ringing doorbells and knocking on doors for more than just trick or treating - they'll be collecting non-perishable food items for their local food bank.

It has been a long-standing tradition for the high school students to canvas their town on behalf of the Boissevain Food Pantry on Halloween night, says Food Pantry volunteer Karen Fraser.

"They've got different groups of students involved and they have a map, and they go around town and collect food for the Food Pantry," shares Fraser. "It's wonderful that they think of us each year at this time, and the students are so very generous with their time, and they're always so happy to come in and help us with this.  It's so good!"

The Boissevain Food Pantry is open every second Wednesday and have been giving away between 30-40 food hampers in one day. "People are doing their best with rising food costs, and we're always happy to help where we can," she adds.

Fraser says they are so very grateful for any food item they receive; however, cereals, pasta and sauces are always high in demand.

"Once again, thank you Boissevain and area, for your generous donations to the Boissevain Food Pantry!" adds Fraser. "It is so greatly appreciated!"