With the demand at food banks rising this year, Colorado State University’s 22-year tradition of Cans Around the Oval is expanding to include Denver and Castle Rock. CSU alumni and residents of Denver and Castle Rock will collect canned goods for their local food bank as part of Cans Around Denver and Cans Around Castle Rock on Saturday, Oct. 17.
“This is our first year of asking our Colorado State University alumni in Denver and Castle Rock to not only remember a campus tradition but to have that tradition impact their local community,” said Paul Wolansky, senior director of CSU Alumni Relations.
Cans Around Denver will collect canned food that can be dropped off from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 at one of the Hometown Huddle Watch Party locations. Locations include CB & Potts in Westminster and Englewood and The Whiskey Bar in Denver. The canned food will be donated to the Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver which provides food supplies to more than 1,000 hunger-relief programs. Each Hometown Huddle location has set a goal of collecting the equivalent of the weight of Cam the Ram, CSU’s mascot – or 185 pounds of canned food.
Cans Around Castle Rock will collect canned food that can be dropped off from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Hometown Huddle Watch Party at Fowl Line. The canned food will be donated to the Douglas/Elbert Task Force, which works to meet the needs of financially distressed families and people in crisis.
Cans Around the Oval is a 22-year tradition at CSU, where students, faculty and staff partner with community members, local schools and area businesses to raise awareness about the facts surrounding the issue of hunger, and raise food and monetary donations. CSU’s annual Cans Around the Oval is the largest one-day food drive in northern Colorado.
“The Alumni Association is excited to partner with SLiCE to expand Cans Around the Oval to engage alumni and friends in Cans Around Castle Rock,” said Traci McBee, associate director of CSU Alumni Networks. “This test program has been well received and we anticipate expanding even further to engage Ram Networks throughout the United States for next year’s event.”
For more information about the Cans Around Denver and Cans Around Castle Rock, contact McBee at (303) 376-2121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about CSU’s Cans Around the Oval visit http://www.slice.colostate.edu/cans-around-the-oval.aspx.