McMechen 4-Year-Old to Collect Canned Goods Instead of Candy on Halloween
Four-year-old Noah Grigsby, of McMechen, told his mom that instead of getting candy for Halloween this year, he wants to give cans of food to the hungry.
Noah came up with the idea after dinner one night. His mother, Sarah Grigsby, says she told him he shouldn't go to bed hungry, and he wanted to do his part so nobody goes to bed hungry.
"I had said you know you need to eat your dinner. There are kids that don't have as much as we do and they would love to have this dinner," she says. "He must have thought about it throughout the evening, because then at bedtime he said, 'Mom, I think I want to give away my Halloween candy to the hungry kids instead of keep it'."
Sarah says from there, she and Noah decided to collect canned goods, and donate them to their local church.
Noah plans to dress up as Rooster Cogburn, a John Wayne Cowboy, and will be pulling a wagon through McMechen asking for canned goods instead of candy on Halloween.
Noah's goal is to collect 400 cans and give them to his church. He's already collected 180 cans that are being stored at the McMechen First Church of God. The church will use the canned goods in holiday baskets to give back to the community.