Members of the Bordentown Regional High School International Thespian Society troupe collected 3,200 pounds of food during Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat, its annual Halloween food drive.

On Halloween, instead of asking for candy, Bordentown Regional High School theater students went door to door collecting food donations for those in need. This year, the BRHS International Thespian Society Troupe 6803 collected 3,200 pounds of canned and dry goods for St. Mary’s Food Pantry through their 2018 Trick Or Treat So Kids Can Eat Food Drive.

Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat is a national community service program for ITS member schools to collect canned and dry goods for local charities and food banks. Thespian troupes from across the country are participated in the program this year, and thousands of pounds of food were collected across the state. In eight years of participation in the program, Troupe 6803 has collected over 25,000 pounds of donations.

In 2010, the generous donations of the Bordentown community helped Troupe 6803 to surpass its original goal of 1,000 pounds and ultimately donate 2,002 pounds of food. For this, Bordentown Regional High School ITS Troupe #6803 was awarded the 2010 Harvest Excellence Award by ITS.

The Bordentown Regional High School Theatre Club and Stage Crew are part of the International Thespian Society, an honor organization for students who excel in the theatrical arts. The BRHS troupe has produced students who are not only performers, but directors, designers, technicians, leaders and community activists. Their annual season of dramas, comedies, children’s theatre, musicals, festivals and one act plays have garnered BRHS numerous awards and nominations from the New Jersey State Thespian Festival, the International Thespian Festival, the New Jersey Theatre Night Awards and the Greater Philadelphia Cappies Awards. For more information on upcoming BRHS theatre performances, visit seatyourself.biz/brhs or email smorano@bordentown.k12.nj.us.