Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity – Colorado State’s Cans Around the Oval Celebrates 20 Years Tomorrow

Cans Around the Oval, the largest food drive in Northern Colorado, will celebrate its 20th year at Colorado State University on Oct. 11. Last year, more than 140,000 pounds of food were collected for the more than 40,000 people who depend upon the Food Bank for Larimer County.


The first can will be placed on the Colorado State University Oval at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, by Colorado State President Larry Edward Penley.


The food collected at various locations and by volunteer groups will be brought to the site by volunteers throughout the day. The weight of food gathered by each group’s food drive efforts will be calculated and tallied on the Oval; various student and community groups compete for the most food.

The four-week food drive, which began Sept. 12, concludes with Cans around the Oval, when all donated food will be weighed. Cans Around the Oval kicks off by participants placing all collected canned food along the university’s historic Oval, a tradition that shows the community’s generosity.


For more information about the Cans Around the Oval event, contact Jennifer Dimas at (970) 491-1543 or Camille Howells at (970) 491-3579 or (970) 405-4669 the day of the event.