UPEI students to collect food donations on Halloween night

Students participate in Trick or Eat®
Posted: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Campus Minister Sister Sue Kidd in the UPEI Food Bank

UPEI students will go door-to-door in surrounding neighbourhoods to collect non-perishable food items on Tuesday, October 31, from 6:00 pm–8:00 pm, for the University’s food bank.

The students are participating in Trick or Eat®, a youth-led national event that puts a new spin on Halloween: thousands of Trick or Eaters across the country raise money online and go door-to-door to collect non-perishable food items for local food agencies. Students also raise awareness about hunger in Canada through household flyers, educational materials, and online resources. Each year, over 4 million people, including 1.15 million children, do not have access to safe, nutritious, and affordable food.

Suggested items include dry pasta, bottled or canned pasta sauces, rice, canned meat and fish, peanut butter, cereal, canned vegetables and fruit, dry and canned soup, fruit juices, canned and powdered milk, baby food, diapers, and beans and legumes. UPEI students, staff, and faculty can drop off food donations to the Residence Office, Bill and Denise Andrew Hall, Room 128. The office is open from 8:00 am.–4:00 pm. All proceeds will support UPEI’s Food Bank.

Interested in canvassing for the campaign? Contact Abby Crain at acrain@upei.ca or Ngozi Agwagom at nagwagom@upei.ca.
 

Anna MacDonald
Communications Officer
Department: 
UPEI Marketing and Communications
Phone: 
(902) 566-0949
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