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Halloween Against Hunger  is, first, a celebration of Halloween – of dressing up and crossing the neighborhood to collect candy and goodies on Halloween night. Yet, at its core, Halloween Against Hunger is a food drive. Trick-or-treaters bring non-perishable food items or monetary donations to participating drop-off locations. These locations, whether private homes, schools, businesses, organizations, fire or police departments create a festive and safe atmosphere with candy, cider, costumes and decorations.A food collection program started in Farmington now taking place also in New Britain, West Hartford, and Unionville.  Whenever people talk about the event, whenever a host posts a flyer, whenever a home or organization participates on Halloween night, the message is reinforced: hunger never ends.

Thursday, 10/30:  “Cirque Du Freak: A Halloween Hair and Freak Show” presented by The Paul Mitchell School of Danbury at 2 National Place. 6 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm). $15 for VIP Seating and $10 General Admission (866) 768-7555. The event is entirely student-run and sponsored by the Student Council. All proceeds from the show, raffle and bake sale will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and Cancer Schmancer.

Thursday, 10/30:   An Old Fashioned Halloween for Children for ages 12 and younger at Stanley-Whitman House, 37 High St.  Farmington. Admission is a non-perishable food for “Halloween Against Hunger.”

TELL US ABOUT A FUNDRAISER you know of that benefit children and families! The first person to respond today after reading this will receive a treat from!

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