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Events

Cans Around the Oval registration

August 30, 2010

You can now register your organization for Cans Around the Oval. This is a tradition, where students, faculty, and staff partner with community members, local media, and area businesses to raise awareness about the facts surrounding the issue of hunger, as well as raise food and monetary donations.

Registration for Cans

Registration is now open for Cans Around the Oval. If you or your organization would like to participate, visit the SLiCE Cans Around the Oval website to register.

Key dates for Cans Around the Oval include:

  • Distribution Day is Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the ASCSU Senate Chambers in the LSC
  • Stone Soup - Purchase a ticket for $8 from SLiCE and redeem it at any Spoons location for a quart of Stone Soup between Oct. 1 through 20. All proceeds go directly to the Food Bank for Larimer County.
  • Canstruction is Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the LSC Plaza
  • OxFam Hunger Banquet is Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. in Parmelee Hall
  • Cans Collection Day is Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Oval

Impact of Cans

Cans Around the Oval is a school tradition, where students, faculty, and staff partner with community members, local media, and area businesses to raise awareness about the facts surrounding the issue of hunger, as well as raise food and monetary donations. This event is Larimer County's largest single-day food drive.

The Office for Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE) now sponsors Cans Around the Oval.

In 2009, over 150 unique groups were involved and the 90,000 pounds of food collected could have circled the Oval over 45 times! In 2008 the focused shifted slightly to help the Food Bank raise more monetary donations, because money can be stretched so much further and provides even more meals than actual food donations. In 2009, over $27,000 was raised, the most financial donations in Cans history.

For questions, please stop by the SLiCE office or contact Brett Rundle at Brett.Rundle@colostate.edu or (970) 491-3579.


Contact: Brett Rundle
E-mail: brett.rundle@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-3579