Cubs throw alternative trick-or-treat in Cranbrook to collect for Exeter Foodbank

PUBLISHED: 12:04 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:19 31 October 2018

Cranbrook cubs Sebastian Pilling and Matthew Mobbs, both aged ten, trick-or-treat in support of Exeter Foodbank. Photo: Callum Lawton

Cranbrook cubs Sebastian Pilling and Matthew Mobbs, both aged ten, trick-or-treat in support of Exeter Foodbank. Photo: Callum Lawton

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It was trick-or-treating with a difference.

On Monday night, five groups of cubs in Cranbrook set out armed with bags to collect food for Exeter Foodbank.

After knocking on around 400 doors, the youngsters had collected enough food to fill a van - and it will all be donated to the foodbank.

Sally Jarmain, leader of Cranbrook Cubs, said: “It went fantastically well!

“People were massively generous - we had some handing over whole bags full of things.

“From the cubs’ point of view, it was really good experience. One cub said it was really nice because they got to find out how generous the people of Cranbrook are.

“People are still donating, which is lovely.”

Exeter Foodbank provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to it in crisis.

The bank opened in 2008, and last year, gave 4,668 emergency food supplies to people and family in need.

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