Students to ‘Trick or Eat’ Thursday

October 28, 2013 - News Release

When costumed University of Guelph students go door to door on Halloween, they won’t be asking for candy for themselves — they’ll be collecting food for the Guelph Food Bank.

The annual Trick or Eat campaign is organized by Meal Exchange, a national student-run organization that aims to engage students from some 30 Canadian campuses in solving the problem of hunger in their communities.

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. More than 1,000 Guelph students take part, nearly triple the national average.

Students will be collecting food items from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Donations are also accepted online.

The Guelph Food Bank receives its largest single food donation on Halloween thanks to U of G students.

Students may register online as teams or individuals through Thursday. The event will begin in the University Centre at 4 p.m. with final registration and opening ceremonies.

Students have created a Facebook page to promote the event.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338, or; or Kevin Gonsalves, Ext. 56982, or

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