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Volunteers get briefed on how to go door-to-door seeking food donations during Trick or Eat, October 31.Volunteers get briefed on how to go door-to-door seeking food donations during Trick or Eat, October 31.

Hallowe’en food drive nets half-ton in donations

Student volunteers collected 1,000 pounds of canned goods during the Trick or Eat food drive, helping to replenish food banks at Hiatus House and the Well-come Centre.

Sponsors of the October 31 event, which sent students door-to-door seeking donations of non-perishable items, included:

  • the Organization of Part-time University Students, which made a $300 donation and promoted participation to its members;
  • Campus Ministry, which provided a kick-off dinner for volunteers before they set off; and
  • the Campus Dental Centre, which donated raffle prizes for volunteers as well as $150 toward operating costs.

Meal Exchange Windsor, organizer of the food drive, expressed gratitude to all volunteers and donors.