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Cans Around the Oval a big success

October 22, 2010

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.

Drive brings in over $37,000 and 61,000 lbs. of food

Once again, CSU and the greater Fort Collins community united to make a measurable impact on the issue of hunger with the Cans Around the Oval food drive on Wed., Oct. 20, to benefit the Food Bank for Larimer County (FBLC).

The Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE) office put on the event in conjunction with the FBLC.

A record-breaking $37,000 was raised, which will allow the FBLC to provide over 148,000 pounds of food to those in need in our community, in addition to the 61,000 pounds of actual food donated this year. Thousands of Larimer County residents will be directly impacted by these donations.

24th annual event

Beginning in the early hours and continuing throughout the day, campus and community organizations stopped by the CSU Oval to drop off monetary and food donations.

Volunteers worked tirelessly to weigh donations and load them in to moving trucks and trailers to transport the generous volume of donations to the food bank.

The SLiCE office worked with 141 registered campus and community organizations and countless individuals to collect canned food and monetary donations. The top contributing organization for this year’s drive was the CSU College of Business, bringing in over 15,000 pounds of food and nearly $17,000.

For more information on the food drive or to donate, please visit or contact Brett Rundle.

Contact: Stephanie Ashley
Phone: (970) 491-1682