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Earn a pair of tickets to see Sheryl Crow in Los Angeles

August 28, 2009

Colorado State University, Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement Office, or SLiCE, and Food Bank for Larimer County partner to sponsor Voices of Hunger, a student contest searching for a creative portrayal of hunger to help raise awareness and/or funds for those in need in our community.

September is Hunger Action Month

In support of Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month, the Voices of Hunger contest launches Tuesday, Sept. 1 and is open to all CSU students.

As long-standing partners in the fight against hunger through the event, Cans Around the Oval, CSU and Food Bank organizers wanted to take it one step further this year by offering an opportunity for students to bring a voice to their actions against hunger. All entries are due Sept. 15 at 5 p.m.

Raising awareness against hunger

“Voices of Hunger will allow writers, artists, and social activists alike to put their voice into a project that raises awareness against hunger in our community. Hunger is not in another place at another time, but instead is happening today, right here, at this very second,” said Amy Pezzani, executive director of the Food Bank for Larimer County. “I hope each student is inspired to shed light and add a voice to the real crisis plaguing many of our neighbors in our community.”

Winner gets free trip to Los Angeles on Sept. 29

The winning student and a guest will be flown to Los Angeles on Sept. 29 for exclusive admission to Rock a Little, Feed A Lot - The Concert for a Hunger-Free America, the culminating event of Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month. Sheryl Crow will headline the concert and debut a new song about hunger in the United States. She will be joined by scheduled live performances from:

  • Ben Harper
  • Joel & Benji Madden/Good Charlotte
  • Queen Latifah

Other scheduled presenters include:

  • David Arquette
  • Drew Barrymore and Justin Long
  • Sasha Baron Cohen and Isla Fischer
  • Ladies of the popular sitcom, Friends

Submit original, creative project

All CSU students are invited to submit an original creative project that raises awareness about hunger in America, raises funds for the cause, or both. Accepted art forms and multi-mediums include photography, poetry, songwriting, painting, essay, social activism activities such as rallies, blogging and/or social media. Each project should be captured via video and must be between 3-5 minutes in length.

Applicants must fill out an application at, and upload their entries at You must have a YouTube account and join the group “Voices of Hunger” to participate.

Deadline is Sept. 15

The deadline for Voices of Hunger video submissions is Sept. 15. The winner will be chosen Sept. 22.

Students can access applications and rules for Voices of Hunger at

For more information or questions, please contact Keith Colton, SLiCE Coordinator, at (970) 491-3579 or

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