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Trick or Eat your heart out - Another record set!

Friday, November 3, 2006

Written by Caitlin Lyon – Promotions & Education Co-ordinator

University of Guelph students dressed up in costume to ‘Trick or Eat’ for non-perishable food items this Halloween, Tues. Oct. 31st. Over 1200 students canvassed the community and collected 30 277 pounds of food. In total, approximately $60 000 worth of food was raised through canvassing and fundraising monetary donations online.

The students assembled in the University Centre at 4:30pm to receive support from Alastair Summerlee, the President of the University, Brenda Whitesite, the Vice President of Student Affairs and Bryce Kohlmeier, Campus Police Officer. Snacks and drinks were provided for volunteers and prizes were handed out for Best Costume, Scariest Costume and Best Group Costume. Meal Exchange thanks the university and local businesses for donating prizes.

Together, the University and the City of Guelph have set a national record for the largest amount of food collected for Trick or Eat. This event was a huge success due to the combined efforts of students and community members. Meal Exchange thanks both groups for their contributions this year. “I am so proud of the results of this year’s Trick or Eat event,” said Caitlin Lyon, Educations and Promotions Co-ordinator. “Student volunteers and the community really came together in order to address the hunger issue in Guelph. Together we have made a positive, unforgettable impact on our city.”

For additional information on Trick or Eat click Here

About Meal Exchange:
Meal Exchange is a national student-founded, student-driven, registered charity that helps young Canadians realize their potential to improve the future of their communities, by providing them with meaningful opportunities to reduce local hunger today. Meal Exchange offers students in a national network of 40 universities and colleges, three fun, simple and creative programmes including Trick or Eat, Skip-A-Meal and Clear the Shelves!

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