The people over at Meal Exchange have an ingenious plan to actually make a difference in their community. This was something devised by Rahul Raj in 1993, then a 17 year old Wilfred Laurier student, who'd then had a huge balance on his university meal card at the end of the semester. Instead of letting the balance go to waste he devised a way to put extra money to good use. Thus was the beginning of Meal Exchange and now almost 10 years after its incorporation it's a nationally recognized program that's dedicated to helping people get three squares a day. Awesome!
There's three amazing core campaigns they run that you can read about in their pdf here, but this time of year it's the Trick or Eat program that's in the forefront. This great notion is based on the idea that people give out candy to dressed up little urchins to rot their teeth, so why not ask for canned foods for a good cause instead?
Of course they also accept good old fashioned cash and you can donate that right here. Please check them out if you have a minute or two - they're good folks doing good things!
While we're on the Halloween tip, I stumbled across this amazing artist who's medium is that delicious gourd so ubiquitous this time of year. Check out Ray Villafane - This spooky ass shit is sure to freak the hell out of even most seasoned trick or treat'r.
I wonder how much candy Amy Winehouse is going to get this year? She's been culitvating on her stinky, nearly dead hobo 'costume' to perfection - I hope it pays off for her...