Students "Trick or Eat" to fundraise for local food bank


On Halloween night, UTM monsters ran through the streets of Mississauga to scare home owners into giving food to fight hunger. The canvassing allowed many members and volunteers to get involved with the community and create friendships for a good cause. UTM Meal Exchange coordinator Anthony Simone found that many houses responded to the event by preparing bags of food for treat-a-tricking volunteers, while others went to the store to buy specifically for the cause.

A hundred students gathered at 4 p.m., campaigned around the Mississauga-Erindale community and collected over 1,800 pounds of food that will be donated to the Mississauga Food Bank and accounts for 245 meals. Throgh Meal Exchange, over  20,000 students across the nation helped to raise a total of $1,543,651 worth of food for food banks last year.