Despite a cold rain, more than 50 UNC students went door-to-door in Meadowmont and Southern Village to collect food for local children Monday afternoon.
The students gathered donations for TABLE, a Carrboro non-profit that feeds hungry children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, as part of its third annual “trick-or feed” event. The event is the largest food drive TABLE does on its own, said TABLE’s executive director, Joy MacVane.
Though this year’s drive is believed to have collected less food than last year — totals aren’t in yet — MacVane said the event shows the community that UNC students are service-minded.
“It combats some of the stereotypes of the college students on Franklin Street,” she said. “There are also students giving back to the community on Halloween.”
TABLE is a town-grown organization that MacVane founded with a group of UNC students four years ago, she said.