University of Calgary

Students to ‘Trick or Eat’ for Halloween

Oct. 29, 2012

For the fourth year in a row, University of Calgary students will go door-to-door on Halloween to collect donations of non-perishable food items to help the Calgary community in the fight against hunger. This year, organizers aim to involve 300 students in their efforts to gather over 3,000 kilograms of food and $7,000 in online donations.

Trick or Eat, Canada’s largest costumed food drive, is part of a national campaign organized by Meal Exchange, a national youth-driven organization that seeks to address issues of hunger and food insecurity in communities across the country. Last year, 270 University of Calgary students amassed over 2,000 kilograms of food and $5,010 in online donations in support of the Campus Food Bank, and the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank.

Students this year will canvass the communities of Varsity, University Heights, Charleswood, Edgemont, Parkdale and Montgomery.

More information on Trick or Eat can be found at http://www.ucalgary.ca/ccel/co- curricular/meal_exchange/trickoreat.

What: University of Calgary students aiming to collect 7,000 lbs of food and $7,000 in online donations for the Campus Food Bank and the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank.

Who: Students available for interview include Caitlin Gropp, history and political science student and Meal Exchange Co-Coordinator Shakira Sephton, communications student and Meal Exchange Co-Coordinator

When: Monday, 29 October between noon and 1pm. (Pre-event)

Tuesday, 30 October between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (Pre-event)

Wednesday, 31 October – 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. MacEwan Hall Ballroom