Haunted house raises donations for food bank

Although Halloween is still a couple of weeks away, you can get into the holiday spirit and help feed your neighbors at the same time. For the past three years, Amarillo Scaregrounds has been selling discounted tickets for anyone who brings a can of food with them to be donated to the High Plains Food Bank. Co-owner Joey Adams says he first got the idea in 2010 to give back to the community he loves. "They [HPFB] were in need; they were trying to get food," says Adams. "It looked like a good opportunity for us to help, so we offered a dollar off with a can of food, and we filled up a lot of barrels." According to Feeding America, an independent research group, 18.5% of Potter County residents live without food security, including 28% of the county's children. You can learn more about the High Plains Food Bank and how you can help alleviate hunger in our area by following the link attached to this story.