Ghouls for Goods

By: Lauren Barksdale | News Editor

Each year the Honors College here at South hosts a service event called Ghouls for Goods, which benefits non-profits who collect canned goods and books. 

Teams sign up a few weeks ahead of time to get assigned a neighborhood where they will collect canned goods and books. A week before Halloween, they pass out flyers allowing the neighborhood to have time to prepare and on Halloween night instead of trick-or-treating for candy, honors students go door to door collecting the goods and books. 

“We had about 30 teams sign up with 4-5 people on each team, give or take depending on the team” the social chair of Honors College Association, Malena Butler stated.

Butler also shared that the canned goods benefits feeding the Gulf Coast and the books are a part of Mortar Boards annual book drive. This year the college collected about 1,838 cans and about 679 books total. 

According to the Feeding the Gulf Coast website, the non-profit works with other organizations to collect and distribute food to meet the challenge of feeding people who are hungry as a result of systemic poverty, personal crisis or disaster and is the honors college way of giving back to the local Mobile and gulf coast community.