- The Bishop Strachan School students participate in Canada's largest
youth food drive -
TORONTO, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - When the door opens this Halloween, houses in
Forest Hill may find a 17-year old witch on their doorstep. She's definitely
not your typical trick-or-treater.
Underneath that costume is Sophia, a student at The Bishop Strachan
School, and she's not asking for candy. She's asking for a donation of
non-perishable food to help Canadian families who struggle to put food on the
Sophia is one of over 6,000 youth across Canada who will dress up this
Halloween and go door-to-door, saying: "Trick or Eat!"
Forest Hill is one of 53 Canadian communities participating in Trick or
Eat. "It's startling to hear that over 720,000 people visit a food bank each
month in Canada," says Wendy Sun, a student organizing the campaign at The
Bishop Strachan School. "Trick or Eat is a fun and easy way for us to do
something about that and make a difference."
Trick or Eat is becoming a regular part of Halloween in Canada. It's a
fun way for young people to get involved in an issue that is sometimes ignored
in today's fast-paced world. The goal this year is to raise 140,000 meals, and
an additional $20,000 in online donations through students asking family and
friends to sponsor them during the night which further increases their impact.
While students canvass neighborhoods this Halloween, they will also be raising
awareness about the reality that hunger exists in their own backyards. This
year's campaign is supported by Much Music, Telus and Canadian Pacific.
Trick or Eat is just one of several initiatives organized by a national
youth-driven charity called Meal Exchange, which helps young Canadians realize
their potential to improve the future of communities, through meaningful
opportunities to reduce local hunger. More information can be found at
WHAT: Trick or Eat: Students scare up food to address hunger in Canada
WHEN: Friday, October 31st
Trick or Eating from 5:30-7:30 pm
WHERE: Forest Hill Community (orange door hangers will be placed on the
houses that the students will be visiting)
WHO: The Bishop Strachan School Students
About The Bishop Strachan School:
The Bishop Strachan School is renowned for its expertise in the
particular learning needs of girls and offers a single-gender environment that
helps girls achieve their best both academically and in their life's pursuits.
BSS is Canada's oldest day and boarding school for girls.
For further information:
For further information: Wendy Sun, Sophia Wu and Dolma Lama, BSS
Trick-or-Eat Organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 483-4325 ext. 5555