U of G Trick or Eat Campaign a Howling Success
November 15, 2010 - News Release
University of Guelph students collected 19,323 kilograms of food for local organizations during the annual Trick or Eat campaign on Halloween.
More than 1,300 costume-clad volunteers hit the streets and knocked on doors to help combat hunger in the community by collecting non-perishable food items as part of the annual initiative organized by Meal Exchange.
“We are very impressed with the success of this year’s Trick or Eat,” said Amanda Marshall, central co-ordinator for Meal Exchange Guelph.
The total value of the food collected is approximately $85,200.
Students donated an additional $18,859 towards purchasing non-perishable food items through the Skip a Meal program. As part of the annual campaign, students are asked to “skip” a meal and instead donate the cash or points from their meal cards that they would have used to a local organization.
The food was delivered by students to 19 local organizations, which included food banks, shelters and neighbourhood groups in Guelph.
Meal Exchange is a national student-run organization that aims to engage students from 35 Canadian campuses in solving the problem of hunger in their communities through various campaigns and initiatives such as Trick or Eat.
For more information, visit the Meal Exchange website.