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U of G students to scare up donations for food bank

Costumed students will be going door-to-door this Halloween, gathering non-perishable food donations instead of candy as part of a national campaign to tackle hunger.
The “Trick or Eat” food drive allows university students the fun of trick-or-treating, while at the same time supporting the local food bank. It is organized by Meal Exchange, a national student-run organization engaging students from 30 Canadian campuses to tackle hunger in their communities, a news release said.
Last year, some 1,300 student collected more than 43,000 pounds of food, it said.
Students may register online as teams or individuals. The event will begin in the University of Guelph’s University Centre at 4:30 p.m. with a video message from comedian Rick Mercer. Buses will take students from the university to Guelph neighbourhoods, where they will collect donations door-to-door from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
The event was one of two Halloween-themed hunger-fighting events planned by University of Guelph students. The other – the Zombie March for Hunger flash mob – has been cancelled due to anticipated inclement weather.
The zombie-clad mob was to meet at Johnston Green at 4:30 p.m. today (Oct. 30) for the walk to the Metro grocery store, where they planned to buy canned goods to donate to the Guelph Food Bank as part of Trick or Eat. Student organizers announced the cancellation of the event Monday afternoon.

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