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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 20, 2011

Marketing group's trick-or-treat for canned goods Oct. 27

Northwest Missouri State University’s American Marketing Association is teaming up with other student organizations for its annual trick-or-treat for canned goods.

Students from AMA, Delta Mu Delta, Ad Ink, Alpha Sigma Alpha and Tau Kappa Epsilon will collect food for the Ministry Center by going door-to-door from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Students will also collect items from departments on campus. Departments interested in donating goods should have their items ready for a student to gather.

“This year we had a vision to combine a lot of organizations to make it an even bigger event,” said Kaitlin Cole, a senior marketing management major from Fort Dodge, Iowa, who is helping to organize the event. “It is a great way to give back to the community and help others, and we are very excited that so many organizations have taken interest and are willing to help us make this event amazing.”

The Ministry Center is in need of the following items:

  • Canned meat
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • Margarine
  • Crackers
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Juice
  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Bread
  • Rice or beans
  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Tomato products
  • Boxed meals
  • Breakfast bars
  • Cereal
  • Cheese
  • Pancake mix & syrup
  • Pudding and Jell-O
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Fruit
  • Fresh produce
  • Bar soap and toilet paper

The Ministry Center also is preparing for upcoming holiday meals and will accept any of the following items:

  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Stuffing mix
  • Canned fruit
  • Jell-O
  • Canned vegetables
  • Pie filling  

For more information about trick-or-treat for canned goods or to sign up for a department donation of food, email Allison Hoffmann, AMA advisor and instructor in the Department of Marketing and Management, at astrong@nwmissouri.edu.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468