Food security

Every year, students such as yourself learn and address food security by participating in Trick-or-Eat and collecting food donations for the SU Campus Food Bank.

Trick or Eat


This Halloween, you and your peers can help the Centre for Career and Personal Development office collect thousands of pounds of food donations to help those struggling with food security on campus and in our communities.

Registration for the 2023 year is open! There are numerous ways to get involved with this event, which volunteers can sign up through the button below.


Students are encouraged to register as a group. Individual registrants will be paired together to form a group.

Who: All UCalgary students are invited to participate
Where: The Nest (Crowsnest Hall) and the surrounding communities
When: Monday, Oct. 30, 2023
Time: 4-7 p.m.

Important: All students are required to show their UCID for access to the event.

More information

Raffle prizes will be available to volunteers as a form of gratitude.

If you have any questions regarding Trick or Eat, please contact

If you would like to contribute monetary donations to the SU Campus Food Bank, please visit their web page for more information.

What should I donate at the Trick-or-Eat Challenge?

A variety of non-perishable food and personal care items are being accepted for the challenge. Please view the lists below for ideas on what to donate.

Dry food options

  • Instant oatmeal
  • Peanut butter
  • Cooking oils
  • Coffee, tea and hot chocolate
  • Boxed pasta
  • Boxes of cereal
  • Meal helpers

Canned goods

  • Tomato paste
  • Tomato soup
  • Pasta sauce
  • Baked brown beans (with and without pork)
  • Canned chili
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Other canned soups and stews

Canned protein

  • Kidney beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Black beans
  • Canned turkey
  • Canned sardines
  • Canned salmon
  • Other canned meats

Personal Care

  • Toilet paper
  • Dry laundry soap
  • Menstrual hygiene products
  • Travel-sized deodorant
  • Bar soap