"Trick or Eat" Campaign Kick Off

October 12, 2007 - News Release

Students will be dressing up for Halloween a little earlier this year in an effort to promote the upcoming "Trick or Eat" campaign.

Organized by Meal Exchange, the annual campaign involves students going door to door on Halloween to collect non-perishable food items for the Guelph Food Bank.

To kick off the initiative and encourage students to participate, volunteers will be dressed up in costume and handing out candy and information about the campaign in Branion Plaza Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Last year more than 1,200 registered participants collected 30,277 pounds of food in less than three hours.

This year Meal Exchange hopes to raise 35,000 pounds of food for the Guelph community.

Meal Exchange is a national student-run organization that aims to engage university students in solving the problem of hunger in their communities. U of G students have taken part in the “Trick or Eat” initiative since 2002.
Students can sign up to participate in “Trick or Eat” until Oct. 31.

For more information about Meal Exchange and Trick or Eat.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Deirdre Healey, Ext. 56982.

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