Van Buren High School theater students will participate in a national Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat program.

Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat is a national community service program for International Thespian Society-member schools to collect canned and dry goods for local charities and food banks.

Members of Van Buren’s thespian troupe 7448 will be dressed in costumes to collect food donations during the local Trick or Treat activities from 5-7 p.m. Oct.31, according to Jessica Fisher, VBHS theater director.

"These donations will go to benefit a local food bank," Fisher said. "Thousands of pounds of food will be collected in one night across the state, giving organizations the ability to help thousands of local people."

The International Thespian Society, founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students located at more than 3,900 affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada, and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts.