When Waterloo residents heard knocks on their doors this past Halloween, they discovered that one group of trick-or-treaters wasn’t asking for candy. A total of 82 participants from the University of Waterloo joined the Trick-or-Eat initiative organized by the Federation of Students.
This nation-wide event enables undergraduates to head out on the scariest night of the year to do good by collecting non-perishable food items for the Feds Student Food Bank and the local Food Bank of Waterloo Region. The group collected a whopping 1412.85 lbs of food for those in need. In addition, the participants filled five medium-sized boxes of expired food to donate to “Food Not Bombs,” an organization that re-purposes expired food into new, healthy meals. Local restaurant, Frat Burger, was a sponsor and helped make the event a reality for another year.
The initiative is an example of the many ways University of Waterloo students come together to support each other and the community. Students are invited to give back and get involved with Feds Student Food Bank year-round. More information is available on feds.ca.