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Trick-or-Can to help hungry

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Several Marathon County high schools are using Halloween to make a difference.

Mosinee, Wausau West, DC Everest, and Wausau East chapters of DECA will all be participating in "Trick-or-Can."

It's a statewide initiative put on by DECA, an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in finance, hospitality, and management.  

This week, students involved in DECA will drop off bags at local homes.

On Halloween, they will pick up the bags and donate them to local non-profit organizations.

"It's a great way to get involved with the community. Our area has a lot of need. It's also a really great community. So anything that we can do to give back is just really awesome," said Andrea Blomquist, the vice president of civic consciousness at Wausau West's DECA chapter.

Representatives from each school say even if people don't get a bag they can still help out by dropping off non-perishable food items in the schools' main offices.

Food collected from Wausau West will be donated to the Salvation Army. Wausau East's collection will go to The Neighbor's Place. Mosinee students will take their donation to the Community Center of Hope. D.C. Everest's collection will go to Blessings in a Backpack.

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