Trick or Eat a Howling Success

November 03, 2011 - Campus Bulletin

Once again, University of Guelph students collected the most food of any university in Canada during the 10th annual Trick or Eat food drive Monday night. More than 15,000 kilograms of food items were picked up for the Guelph Food Bank.

Some 1,100 students participated in the event, nearly triple the national average. U of G has had the highest Trick or Eat participation in Canada since the annual campaign began in 2001, and has collected more food than any other university in the country.

“Trick or Eat” is an initiative of the Meal Exchange — a national, student-run organization that engages students on campuses in solving hunger in their communities.

Led by U of G’s Meal Exchange group, the costume-clad students go door-to-door every Halloween night to collect, bag and then deliver non-perishable food items.

The Guelph Food Bank receives its largest single food donation on Halloween thanks to U of G students. More than 20,000 people received assistance from the food bank last year.

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