‘Trick or Eat’ campaign to combat hunger Halloween night
Rather than asking for candy for themselves, when costumed University of Guelph students going door to door from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Halloween, they will be collecting food for the Guelph Food Bank and the Central Student Association food bank.
The “Trick or Eat” campaign is organized by Meal Exchange, a national student-run organization that aims to engage students from 30 Canadian campuses in solving the problem of hunger in their communities.
U of G students have taken part in the “Trick or Eat” initiative since 2002. “This year, our goal is to collect 15,000 pounds of food,” said Anita Abraham, a Meal Exchange co-ordinator and fourth-year U of G student. The students collected 10,000 pounds of food last year, surpassing their goal by 3,000 pounds. “People in the city of Guelph are generous, and there is a desire to help those who are less fortunate, so we know that our students’ time on Halloween night will reap amazing results,” she said.
Students can sign up to participate in “Trick or Eat” until Oct. 31 by visiting www.uoguelph.ca/~meal. For more information, contact Abraham at (519) 824-4120, Ext. 58212, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rachelle Cooper, Ext. 56982.