Students to 'Trick or Eat' Saturday

October 27, 2009 - Campus Bulletin

More than 1,500 University of Guelph students will be dressing in costumes and knocking on doors Halloween night. But instead of candy, they'll be asking for non-perishable food items as part of the annual "Trick or Eat" campaign.

Organized by Meal Exchange, the annual campaign involves students going door to door collecting items for the Guelph Food Bank.

Last year, U of G students set the national record with more than 1,500 students collecting 44,354 pounds of food in three hours. This year, organizers have set an ambitious goal of 50,000 pounds of food.

Registration for "Trick or Eat" begins at 4 p.m. Saturday in the University Centre. Students can also register online as individuals or teams.

The official kickoff at 5 p.m. will feature guest speakers, prizes for best costumes, food and entertainment.

The first group of participants will be bused out at 5:45 p.m., and the second group will follow at 6 p.m.

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 "Trick or Eat" since 2002.

For more information about Meal Exchange and "Trick or Eat," visit or

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