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Trick or Eat 2015

 

100 communities. 6000+ students.
One night and one goal: working for a Canada with zero hunger.
This Halloween, join us in saying Trick or Eat!

 

Collecting Food and Raising Voices
Trick or Eat is a youth-led national event that puts a new spin on the annual night of giving – Halloween! Thousands of Trick or Eaters across Canada, go door to door to collect food for local community organizations, and funds to support students advocating for good food for all. Trick or Eat is a national day of action, for young people to come together and actively show that they want to see a difference on the issue of hunger on their campuses and in their communities.

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FOOD INSECURITY IN CANADA IS ON THE RISE

 

1 in 8 Canadian households experience food insecurity, meaning they don't have sufficient access to the food they need to meet their dietary needs.1

 

1/8 households experience food insecurity

 

That's 1.7 million households1

 

Almost 850,000 Canadians receive food from a food bank each month.2 Since 2008, food bank use has increased in every province and territory, except Newfoundland.2 More than a third of those helped by food banks are children.2

 

THE COST OF HUNGER

 

Hunger severely impacts health and takes a significant toll on our healthcare system. Healthcare costs are considerably greater for households facing food insecurity than those that are food secure.

 

23% greater for marginally food-insecure households3 49% greater for moderately food-insecure households3 121% greater for severely food-insecure households3

 

WHAT WE DO

 

Collect food for local food agencies Donate to support students working for zero hunger Advocate for long-term solutions to hunger

 

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Join us this 2016 to surpass our amazing 2015 impact:

3800 volunteers participated
17,000 volunteer hours shared in 2015
380,000 pounds of food donated for 85 food agencies across Canada

 

References
1 Tarasuk, V, Mitchell, A, Dachner, N. (2014). Household food insecurity in Canada, 2012.Toronto: Research to identify policy options to reduce food insecurity (PROOF).Retrieved from http://nutritionalsciences.lamp.utoronto.ca/
2 Hunger Count 2014 - Food Banks Canada
3 Tarasuk, V., Cheng, J., de Oliveira, C., Dachner, N., Gundersen, C., & Kurdyak, P. (2015). Association between household food insecurity and annual health care costs. Canadian Medical Association Journal, cmaj-150234.