Trick-or-Eat helps food bank

Okanagan College Students in Free Enterprise go door-to-door collecting non-perishables on Halloween

College students may be a little old to be going door-to-door on Halloween, but these trick-or-treaters aren’t looking for candy.

Okanagan College SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) members are on a mission to can hunger as they collect non-perishable food items Wednesday from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

SIFE students will be conducting their third annual Trick-or-Eat campaign in the areas of Foothills, East Hill, VSS, Wal-Mart and Bella Vista to collect donations for the Salvation Army food bank and raise awareness on what we can do to help find a solution to lasting hunger relief.

As part of SIFE’s Let’s Can Hunger Challenge, sponsored by Campbell’s Soup Company, the project is designed to help raise awareness about the hunger issue the world is facing, especially in local communities and to empower those in need to defeat the cycle of hunger.

Let’s Can Hunger is about increasing awareness and collecting donations to give to the food bank so they can continue to supply people in need in our community with nourishment they need to survive.

Last year 614 non-perishable items were raised for the local food bank and the goal is to raise even more this year.

“It was a great way for our team to give back to our community,” said Brittney Weatherill (SIFE student) following last year’s trick-or-eat.

Anyone who is not in the area’s being visited but who are wishing to participate can contact Monika Jassi at monikajassi363@gmail.com.

SIFE Okanagan is a non-profit, student organization operated out of the Okanagan College campuses in Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Salmon Arm.

 

The SIFE program encourages students to address relevant economic, social and environmental issues by empowering others to improve their quality of life and standard of living. Teams do this by implementing socially responsible outreach projects that have a notable impact on a specific need and target audience in their community.