Colorado State Engineering Students Continue 14-Year Tradition of Delivering Thanksgiving Meals to Underprivileged Area Families

Note to Editors: Photo opportunities include students packing meal baskets and delivering them to families and to the Northern Colorado AIDS Project. To arrange interviews or photos, contact Nancy Farrell at (970) 491-1033. Students will meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 25 at 2606 Shadow Mountain Drive in Fort Collins to begin packing and delivering the meal baskets.

Students from Colorado State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will continue a 14-year holiday tradition next week by using part of their Thanksgiving break to supply meals to underprivileged Fort Collins area families.

Every year since 1988, student members of Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical engineering honor society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers have volunteered their time to provide Thanksgiving meals to Fort Collins families. This year’s effort will feed 50 area families, or 250 people.

On Nov. 25, about 25 engineering students will gather to assemble food packages before delivering the meals three days before Thanksgiving. Recipient families were selected by the Salvation Army, Catholic Community Services and the Northern Colorado AIDS Project. The complete meal basket is comprised of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, pie and bread.

Each fall, participating students seek donations from engineering faculty, staff, students and alumni to fund the annual food drive.