Philabundance asking trick-or-treaters to collect coins, not candy

    When you and your kid trudge up your neighbor’s steps Monday night, weighed down by a bulging pillow case and super hero costume with built-in muscles, Philabundance has a favor to ask.

    The organization is encouraging families to collect coins this Halloween while out trick-or-treating to “Scare Hunger” out of the Delaware Valley’s communities.

    Philabundance has seen a 22 percent increase in need over the last year and a 66 percent increase in need over the past two years, according to the organization’s statistics, and can provide two meals for just $1.

    The organization has put together a Scare Hunger toolkit with a container label, flier and instructions on how to participate.

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