University of Calgary

University of Calgary

October 28, 2011 14:00 ET

University of Calgary: Student goblins gather grub for a good cause

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 28, 2011) - For the third year in a row, University of Calgary students will go door to door on Halloween collecting donations of non-perishable food items to help alleviate local hunger. This year's organizers are hoping to involve 500 students and aim to collect 10,000 pounds (4,500 kilograms) of food to benefit both the Campus Food Bank and the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank.

Trick or Eat is part of a national campaign run by Meal Exchange, a national youth driven, student founded organization which seeks to address issues of hunger and food insecurity in communities across Canada. Last year, 200 University of Calgary students collected 2,857 kilograms of food and $2,600 in online donations. This year, students will canvass the communities of Varsity, Edgemont, Silver Springs and Scenic Acres. Media are invited to follow teams in action and conduct interviews with organizers at the collection point at MacEwan Hall Ballroom on the university campus.

What: Third-annual Trick or Eat campaign attempts to collect 4,500 kilograms of food for the Campus Food Bank and Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. Students will canvass Calgary communities in Canada's largest costumed food drive on Halloween.

When: October 31, 2011 from 17:00 to 18:00 and 19:30-21:00

Where: MacEwan Hall Ballroom

3rd Floor MacEwan Student Centre

2500 University Drive N.W.

Who: Interviews can be arranged with:

Kevin Kempe, development studies student and Meal Exchange Co-Coordinator

Stephanie Soto, mathematics student and Meal Exchange Co-Coordinator, University of Calgary

Erin Kaipainen, Director, Centre for Community-Engaged Learning, University of Calgary

Alycia Lauzon, Service-Learning Coordinator, Centre for Community-Engaged Learning

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Contact Information

  • University of Calgary
    Grady Semmens
    Associate Director – Media Relations
    403-220-7722
    403-651-2515 (FAX)
    gsemmens@ucalgary.ca