Sharpsburg Trick-or-Treat for canned goods a ‘resounding success’

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 3:06 PM


Members of the Western PA Alumni Association of Alpha Phi Omega collected a massive amount of treats during Sharpsburg’s Halloween outing.

Jessica Nardulli, president, said the second annual Trick-or-Treat for canned goods netted several bags and boxes full of food to donate to the needy.

“We had resounding success,” she said. “In the two hours we trekked around, I estimate we doubled the 10 bags that we collected last year.”

The response was so overwhelming that residents requested a collection bin to remain for a few weeks at St. Juan Diego Parish along 9th Street.

“A lot of people said they’d like to donate, but either had nothing on hand or couldn’t leave their porches to go get back inside and get the goods,” Nardulli said.

Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed service fraternity focused on the principles of leadership, friendship and service.

Collections will be given to St. Vincent de Paul food pantry, which is run from the basement of St. Mary Church along Garnier Street. It serves people in the Fox Chapel Area School District, with distribution hours from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month.

More than 150 families are served each month, officials said.

“As Thanksgiving approaches, they are particularly on the lookout for boxed stuffing, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce and gravy,” Nardulli said.

“We’re already looking forward to next year.”