JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — One Halloween display in Johnson City is standing out from the rest, collecting food donations for a local anti-hunger group.
The display was created by Halloween fanatic Curtis Robinson, but there’s more to his story than just his front yard.
Robinson fell working on a cell phone tower a few years ago.
He was left disabled and unable to put food on the table for his seven children.
“Me and my wife were in the kitchen crying because our cupboards were empty, the kids were asking us what’s for dinner, what’s for this, what’s for that, we had no answers for them,” said Curtis.
They called on CHOW, or the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse, during their time of need.
“And then the next day we had cupboards full of food, kids weren’t hungry anymore.”
Now, Robinson is giving back, asking each guest to bring along a non-perishable food item.
“For the kids to come through and for the adults to come through and everybody to tell me I’m doing a great job and they love it and they’ve never seen anything like it, that’s what makes me do it again, that’s what makes me keep going.”
Robinson plans to make his display even bigger next year.
To donate to CHOW, click here.