Colorado State University’s Cans Around the Oval Food Drive Supplies Available Sept. 21

Supply distribution day for Colorado State University’s annual Cans Around the Oval will run between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21. Individuals and groups can pick up food drive kits that include food collection boxes, flyers, neighborhood maps, information packets and challenge and agreement forms.

Supplies will be distributed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from the Associated Students of Colorado State University Senate Chamber in the main level of the Lory Student Center, and from 4-7 p.m. in the Student Leadership and Civic Engagement Office in room 176 of student center.

Cans Around the Oval is the largest food drive in Northern Colorado. Last year, more than 108,000 pounds of food were raised for the Food Bank of Larimer County. This 18-year tradition has created unity among the Colorado State and Fort Collins communities while fighting local hunger.

In Northern Colorado, more than 40,000 people depend upon the food bank’s services to alleviate hunger. Colorado State students, faculty and staff, along with K-12 students, community members and local businesses, find imaginative and effective ways to collect canned foods and raise awareness about hunger.

This year’s Cans Around the Oval will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, when all of the food donated through the drive is compiled. During the day, the canned food is weighed and arranged to line the Oval.

Cans Around the Oval is sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. For additional information about Cans Around the Oval, contact Jen Johnson at (970) 491-2955.

The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement provides leadership development, service-learning and volunteer opportunities. SLCE works collaboratively with students, staff, faculty and the community to offer a broad range of service and leadership opportunities for student involvement. Through the programs at SLCE, students find support and resources to graduate as engaged, active participants in their local, national and global communities. To learn more about SLCE, visit the Web at