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Outreach

Fight hunger in our community

October 17, 2010
By Jayleen Heft

It's not too late for your office and co-workers to organize and collect canned goods and monetary donations for Cans Around the Oval -- support a great campus tradition and fight hunger right here in Northern Colorado.

Easy for faculty and staff to participate

You can drop off food and monetary donations at the SLiCE office, located at 113 Lory Student Center, any time this week, or bring them to the Oval 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 during the 23rd annual Cans Around the Oval collection day.

By donating cans, collecting canned food, or even contributing what you can financially, you are making a difference in the lives of thousands of Larimer County residents. With its variety of programs, the Food Bank for Larimer County fights hunger in our own community every day.

Did you know?

  • With just $1, the Food Bank for Larimer County can provide enough food for four meals.
  • Hunger manifests itself as a consistent lack of enough food to meet nutritional requirements.
  • In Larimer County, thousands of people struggle each day to feed themselves and their families.
  • The Food Bank for Larimer County is serving 30,000 unduplicated clients annually - a 55 percent increase since 2006.
  • 1 in 5 children in our community do not have access to enough food to meet their nutritional needs on a regular basis.
  • The average food recipient in Larimer County is a married 30-49 year old Caucasian female who is a high school graduate and has 2-3 people in her household (Source: www.foodbanklarimer.org).

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