Winter 'Skip a Meal' Program Under Way

February 01, 2010 - Campus Bulletin

Meal Exchange's "Skip a Meal" program returns for the winter semester, running until Feb. 7.

Members of the University community are encouraged to donate meal points or cash to the program at various cafeterias on campus. Donations go toward supporting 19 local organizations, including men and women’s shelters, food banks and drop-in centres.

Meal Exchange volunteers will also be soliciting donations in selected classes. For students not on a meal plan, the Bullring and Meal Exchange are working together to collect cash donations.

Guelph has taken part in "Skip a Meal" since 1997, contributing more than $280,000 worth of food. Last fall, U of G raised more than $22,000

Meal Exchange is a national student-run organization that aims to engage students from 45 Canadian campuses in solving the problem of hunger in their communities. The Guelph chapter is managed by the Central Student Association.

Meal Exchange’s other programs include "Trick or Eat," which involves students going door-to-door on Halloween collecting food for the Guelph Food Bank.

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