Zombie March Postponed, Trick or Eat Still On

October 28, 2012 - News Release

* The zombie march event has been postponed due to anticipated inclement weather. Trick or Eat will continue as scheduled.

University of Guelph students will don their ghoulish best Oct. 31 to help fight hunger this Halloween season. They'll be going door-to-door Halloween night collecting food for the Guelph Food Bank.

The annual Trick or Eat campaign is organized by Meal Exchange, a national student-run organization engaging students from 30 Canadian campuses in tackling local hunger.

U of G students have taken part in Trick or Eat since 2002. Last year, some 1,300 students collected more than 43,000 pounds of food.

“We hope to raise over 45,000 pounds of food this year with the help of 1,500 participants,” said Anthony Ngai, Meal Exchange co-ordinator.

Students may register online as teams or individuals. The event will begin in the University Centre at 4:30 p.m. with a video message from TV personality Rick Mercer and with appearances by U of G president Alastair Summerlee and Guelph Food Bank officials. Buses will take students from the UC to Guelph neighbourhoods and back.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338, or lhunt@uoguelph.ca, or Shiona Mackenzie, Ext. 56982, or shiona@uoguelph.ca.

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