WATERVLIET, N.Y. (NEWS 10) — A Capital Region haunted favorite is back in action after being shut down for two years due to COVID. The spooky event doubles as a charity and is helping hungry families in the capital region.

On Halloween night, kids were in line for the 19th annual Razzano’s Fright for Hunger Haunted Walkthrough. Event coordinator Jeff Razzano said it’s all for a good cause: “For raising awareness for hunger and people that are need for canned goods and unfair lives. I think we can help to help the families.”

Ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and superheroes were all there, some trying to get their courage up. The kids talked about their excitement for the haunted walk and trick-or-treating, with some saying they were scared and might not even attempt the scary adventure. Others dressed as superheroes said that they were not afraid.

Last year, the Haunted Walkthrough gathered nearly 1200 canned food items. This year, they hoped to double that number. Although the event was the target of a cruel trick when volunteers’ Halloween costumes were stolen just days before the event opened, that did not stop the determined volunteers.

“Three years ago, we had plenty of volunteers. This year was a little bit of a struggle to try to find people to volunteer,” said a volunteer named Nate. “Definitely something we do need more of is volunteers here at the Haunt.”

In case you missed the haunted walk on Halloween night, fear not! They are still open November 1 for you to be able to get your scare on.