Posted: Oct 30, 2014
A few neat alternative ideas to ease the overflow and excess of candy on halloween.
Check out this excellent campaign which is getting kids out to collect donations for the food bank instead of collecting candy.
The campaign has three organizations in Ottawa to join, as well as many others around the country. Below are the organization you can link with in Ottawa who have already joined the program.
Cusa Food Centre
Ottawa Vanier Young liberals
Student Federation of the University of Ottawa
Check out the website here for more info.
Tweet to raise awareness with the hashtag #trickoreat
“Trick or Eat® is a youth-led national event that puts a new spin on the annual night of giving – Halloween. Instead of candy, thousands of Trick or Eaters across the country raise money online and go door to door to collect non-perishable food items for local food agencies. We also raise awareness about hunger in Canada through household flyers, educational materials and online resources.”
2. Try alternative homemade treats. Making homemade treats will undoubtedly increase the quality of the ingredients eaten and can also significantly reduce the calories per treat. Given that halloween is not a one day event anymore, these can provide some respite from the added sugar onslaught.
Orange (literally) pumpkins