U of G Trick or Eat Campaign a Howling Success

November 05, 2009 - Campus Bulletin

University of Guelph students scared up more than 17,000 kilograms of food for the Guelph Food Bank during the annual Trick or Eat campaign on Halloween.
Over 1,500 costumed 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. Donations were also made to the cause by people who dropped off items at the Guelph Food Bank.
In just three hours, the students collected about $70,000 worth of food.
“The support from our volunteers this year was phenomenal,” says Yvonne Su, education and promotions co-ordinator for Meal Exchange’s Guelph chapter. “They went above and beyond our expectations and really enjoyed themselves.”
Last year, U of G students set a national record for the Trick or Eat campaign when they raised 20,000 kilograms of food worth about $88,000.
For more information, visit the Meal Exchange and Trick or Eat websites.

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