University of Guelph Students Scare Up Some Food This Hallowe’en

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Written by Jordan Thompson

On Friday October 31st hundreds of University of Guelph students will be taking part in Meal Exchange’s annual Trick or Eat. These volunteers will be spending part of their Halloween evening in costume canvassing the city for non-perishable food items for the Guelph Food Bank.

Last year, with the collaboration of over 1200 University of Guelph students and the majority of households in Guelph, Trick or Eat set a new national record with 36,024 lbs of food collected in a matter of 3 hours. This year, Meal Exchange Guelph plans to have Trick or Eat hold the title of Wellington county’s, the University’s, and Meal Exchange’s largest volunteering event, by collecting 38,000 lbs of food. The National Organization aims to raise $350,000 and $20,000 online donations at www.trickoreat.ca.

There are 13,337 of your neighbours who depend on the Guelph Food bank, where 45% are under the age of 15. This Hallowe’en, help students from the University address the issue of local hunger by filling a bag of non perishable food items, where they will collect them right from your door. Students of the University can still register today at www.trickoreat.ca, where they can join as an individual or join a team.

The day of volunteers will meet in the UC at 4:30, where registration will take place as well as the Trick or Eat kick off. This year there will be guest speakers, prizes for best costumes, food, and bands. From there, the first wave of volunteers will be bussed out all across Guelph at 5:30, followed by the second wave at 6:00.

For more information about Meal Exchange and Trick or Eat, visit:

www.mealexchange.com | www.trickoreat.ca

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