Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Cans Around the Oval’s CANstruction Cultivates Creativity, Collects Contributions


Colorado State University’s 27th annual Cans Around the Oval food drive showcases creativity with its annual CANstruction challenge. Registered university and community organizations challenge one another to build unique sculptures out of cans and other donated food items collected from the Cans Around the Oval effort.

CANstruction is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the hockey rink outside the Campus Recreation Center.


CANstruction allows teams to demonstrate their resourcefulness while helping people on campus understand the size and scope of hunger in the community. All donations received benefit the Food Bank for Larimer County.

The structures will be judged by representatives of CSU and the Food Bank for Larimer County.

This year, organizers of Cans Around the Oval seek to collect more than 60,000 pounds of food and $50,000 in donations. The event is sponsored by CSU’s Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE) office.

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Contact Kayla Green at (970) 491-7099 or for more details about the event.