For employees of Barrick’s Hemlo mine near Marathon, Ontario, Halloween means more than costumes and candy. It means supporting the annual Marathon Trick or Eat program, which involves volunteers going door-to-door to gather non-perishable food items for the local food bank. Not even rain and cool weather could deter a group of Hemlo employees, their family members, and other volunteers from taking part in this year’s event. Together, they collected more than $10,000 worth of non-perishable food.
The Trick or Eat program began six years ago and has collected more than 25,000 non-perishable food items worth approximately $63,800. Karen Richard, Trick or Eat Event Coordinator, thanked all the volunteers for their support, and gave a special thanks to Hemlo employees and their family members for helping out.
"Approximately 64 percent of the volunteers were Hemlo employees and their family members," Richard says. "Huge thanks to all of you. The Marathon Food Bank really appreciates all the help this event brings them."