Typically, when you ring the doorbell on Hallowe’en, people expect you to say, “Trick or Treat,” and you expect to get candy then move on to the next house. However, for some WCI students, that isn’t the case. Instead of saying “Trick or Treat,” they say “Trick or Eat!” Instead of requesting candy, “trick-or-eaters” request non-perishable food items.
The food collected during Trick or Eat goes to the Food Bank who in turn distributes these non-perishable items to individuals and families in need.
“[Trick or Eat is important to WCI] because we can see the impact of it because of the collected food in the front foyer,” said Mary M, one of the Charities Controllers on WCI’s student council: ABCD. “It’s important to the community because of the food we collect […] from the community so they know what we’re doing is helping other people. I think the chance for teenagers to go and have fun on Hallowe’en while collecting for such an important cause such as the food drive is very important.”
“There was a pretty good [turn out] of all the grades, but lots of grade nines [and we had] about 60 people in total,” said Mary M when questioned about how many people registered to participate in Trick or Eat this Hallowe’en.
When asked to explain why students should consider participating in future Trick or Eat initiatives, Mary M responded, “Every student that participates makes a big different because of the amount of food collected. Not only is it a ton of fun, but the impact made by one group is huge.”