Today @ Colorado State has been replaced by SOURCE. This site exists as an archive of Today @ Colorado State stories between January 1, 2009 and September 8, 2014.


Cans Around the Oval supply distribution day Sept. 17

September 11, 2009

It's that time of year again, when the CSU community comes together with the Fort Collins community to help those in need. It's time to register and participate in Cans Around the Oval.

We are in our 22nd year of partnering with the Food Bank for Larimer County to raise food and monetary donations to help those in our community who need it the most.  Even more importantly, by these actions, we are raising awareness about the plight of those in our community whose voices are least heard.  Over 50 percent of clients of the food bank are children or elders. 

Cans Around the Oval is a collection of food drives that groups from all over Larimer County enact, that all come together in one day of showing the community what CSU is all about, service and awareness.  You and your group can join too.


In order to be a part of Cans Around the Oval, all you need to do is go to the SLICE website. You can register, find out about how to raise donations, sign up for Cans Around the Oval awareness events, find out about the causes related to fighting hunger in our community, the nation and the world, and find information on the student and staff contests.  This year on our site, we are also providing groups an opportunity to enter their totals as the food drive goes on. Groups will be able to enter totals after Sept. 17.

Supplies you need

This year's first event, distribution day, where we provide all the supplies you need to get started, including canvassing territories, bags, boxes and all other instructions, is on Thursday, Sept. 17 in the ASCSU senate chambers in the Lory Student Center.  Register online now, or register when you come to pick up supplies on distribution day.  The final event, where we all give our collections to the food bank and line the Oval with cans, will be Wednesday, Oct. 14

We can't wait to have you become part of the Cans community. Come join cans and get on the website today!  Please e-mail any questions to, or call (970) 491-3579.

Contact: Keith Colton
Phone: (970) 491-3579