Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: CSU’s Cans Around the Oval Celebrates 27 Years Tomorrow

Colorado State University’s 27th annual Cans Around the Oval will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16 on the historic CSU Oval.


CSU President Tony Frank, CSU Vice President for Student Affairs Blanche Hughes and Food Bank for Larimer County Executive Director Amy Pezzani will give remarks at 10 a.m. and place the first few cans around the Oval.

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. Last year alone, Cans Around the Oval collected 52,188 pounds of food and $37,661 in donations.

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 begins on Sept. 12 and concludes on Oct. 16, when all of the donated food will be weighed. This is a community effort and in addition to campus participants, local businesses and volunteer groups around Fort Collins will also participate.

For more information about Cans Around the Oval, visit or contact Jenn Rieskamp at (970) 491-5488.

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