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Thursday, November 1, 2012
TRICK-OR-EAT - A Community Effort, An Unqualified Success
For the past several weeks Clarenville campus’ Enactus team has been planning Trick-or-Eat. It’s a cross-Canada program of the Meal Exchange that has people collect non-perishable food for food banks in their local area on Halloween.
Last Evening, our campuses Enactus team, coupled with a committed gang of Clarenville High School student volunteers, broke into seven groups to canvass Clarenville, Trinity and Burgoynes Cove in support of Trick-or-East . Thanks to the support of VOCM, THE PACKET and a social media blitz, many of the homes we went to already had their bags of food or their monetary donation ready.
We collected hundreds of food items (in excess of 2500lbs and counting...) thanks to the generosity of people and organizations in Clarenville, Burgoynes Cove and the Trinity area.
Owing to time constraints, we certainly missed some areas, however our collection is ongoing. If you want to help us help the food bank, please drop off you donation in the lobby of the Clarenville Campus of the College of the North Atlantic during regular business hours. We’ll get it to the food bank!
Many thanks to our sponsors, and many thanks to the many wonderful students of Clarenville High School for their involvement and support of this event through the student community. Most importantly, thanks to the people of Clarenville, Trinity and Musgravetown for their (your) support of this worthwhile project.