Plan to add a few canned goods to your Halloween treats this year! Hundreds of U of G students will hit the streets Oct. 31 to collect food for the Guelph Food Bank and the CSA Student Food Bank as part of Trick or Eat – a national youth-led event to support local communities.

“It’s a great way for U of G students to make a connection with the Guelph community,” said Jacquie Bull, education and promotions coordinator for CSA’s Meal Exchange chapter. “It’s also a great way for young people to come together and make a difference when it comes to hunger on their campuses and in their communities.”

Trick or Eat poster - contact to registerStudents: Want to take part?

  • Register at
    • Gather in the University Centre (UC) courtyard at 4:30 p.m.
    • CFRU will be DJ-ing and broadcasting live!
  • There will be costume prizes and snacks!
  • Hop on a school bus
    • You will go to a local neighbourhood drop-off location
    • You will receive grocery carts for collecting food donations
    • Your team will walk door to door on a collection route
    • You will return the cart (full of food!) to your drop-off spot
  • Hop back on the bus, and you’ll be brought back to the UC by 8:15 p.m.


Trick or Eat poster - contact for details on how you can helpCommunity members: Want to help?

The food banks are looking for non-perishable and personal care items. Consider having a stash of some of the following items to donate at your door this Halloween:

  • canned fish
  • peanut butter
  • meal helpers (e.g., Sidekicks)
  • canned soups
  • pasta sauce
  • personal care items (e.g., diapers, toiletries, feminine hygiene products)

Each year, thousands of Trick or Eaters across Canada go door to door to collect food for local community organizations, and to raise money to support students advocating to reduce hunger on their campuses and in their communities.

Learn more at the CSA’s Meal Exchange page on Facebook.