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The socially distant haunted house helps raise money for the Galveston Food Bank | Instant News


CITY OF TEXAS, Texas – The Galveston County Food Bank provides a social distancing haunted house experience that also helps those in need of a hearty meal in Galveston County.

“It’s giving to the community,” said Jennifer Burns, the parent of several children who attended the attraction in Texas City on Saturday evening. “The tickets we paid were for the community and it was fun, fun but with a safe distance.”

Haunted house fundraising is a safe alternative to trick or cure. It requires everyone to wear a mask and social distancing.

“A lot of people I know usually do trick-or-treats, they don’t have trick-or-treaters coming to their homes,” said Laveda Mack, another parent.

Donnie VanAckeren, president and CEO of Galveston County Food Bank, said each ticket sold represented about 40 meals.

“It all comes back to a different program for our parents, our kids,” VanAckeren said. “We do cellular distribution and things like that.”

VanAckeren said it was unclear how the ticket money was sold during the two-day event, but he estimates it is closer to a thousand.

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