Colorado State University’s 26th annual Cans Around the Oval collected 52,188 pounds of food and $37,661 during this year’s effort.
“Overall, the day was a huge success. We had enormous support from volunteers at the event,” said Brett Rundle, program coordinator for CSU’s Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement. “This, once again, shows the tremendous support the university has for our community and for the Food Bank of Larimer County.”
As the largest one-day food drive in northern Colorado, CSU partners with the Food Bank for Larimer County to raise food and monetary donations to help those in need in the community.
Cans Around the Oval helps more than 40,000 people who depend on the Food Bank for Larimer County. The donations from this one collection day can help these individuals for up to four months.
The four-week food drive began on Sept. 13 and concluded on Oct. 17 with collection day. This is a community effort with campus participants, local businesses and volunteer groups around Fort Collins.
Cans Around the Oval is sponsored by CSU’s Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement, or SLiCE, office.
For more information about Cans Around the Oval, visit http://www.slice.colostate.edu/cans-around-the-oval.aspx.