Students at Coffman, Jerome and Scioto high schools collected almost 5,000 food items with their annual Trick-or-Treat so Kids Can Eat program.

Students at Coffman, Jerome and Scioto high schools collected almost 5,000 food items with their annual Trick-or-Treat so Kids Can Eat program.

The Halloween collection is the International Thespian Society’s nationwide community service program that works to collect food for the hungry.

“We collected the sixth most food in the United States as a team,” Scioto High School theatre director Pat Santanello said in a news release. “I’m very proud of the students’ efforts.”

Students in drama clubs, National Honor Society, Irish CORE, Interact and Key Club worked on the collection that yielded nearly two tons of food.