Colorado State University’s Cans Around the Oval will kick-off its 25th year at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 12 on the university’s historic Oval.
Cans Around the Oval holds the title as Larimer County’s largest one-day food drive.
All collected food and monetary donations benefit The Food Bank for Larimer County. Last year alone, Cans Around the Oval was able to donate over 66,000 pounds of food and $39,000.
Cans Around the Oval encourages businesses, community groups, organizations, and residents to register online at www.slice.colostate.edu. Registered groups host their own food drives until collection day, Oct. 12, where donations are received and counted on The Oval at CSU and recognition is given to top donors and collectors.
On Oct. 12, the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement office asks that donations be brought directly to the Oval at CSU. Any donations after Oct. 12 can be made to the Larimer County Food Bank.
Hunger is often viewed as an issue plaguing third world countries, however, it is also a very real problem right here in Colorado. One in five children in Larimer County, do not have enough food to meet their nutritional needs, according to The Food Bank for Larimer County. With over 30,000 clients served by the Food Bank in 2010, Cans Around the Oval plays an important role in feeding the community throughout the year.
Cans Around the Oval is hosted by the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement office at CSU. The SLiCE office’s mission is to maximize student potential through high quality, innovative programs and services.
For more information about Cans Around the Oval visit the SLiCE website www.slice.colostate.edu or contact program coordinator Brett Rundle at (970) 491-3579.
Jennifer Dimas at (970) 491-1543 or Jennifer.Dimas@colostate.edu.