This is the season to give thanks, count blessings and remember
those less fortunate.
Helping those less fortunate has always been the spirit behind
CSU’s annual “Cans Around the Oval” food drive, and that philosophy
is catching on with local businesses.
On Dec. 4, Spoons Soups and Salads, a restaurant in the Campus
West area, will donate 100 percent of its revenue for the day to
the CSU food drive and the Food Bank for Larimer County, said
Martin Dickey, one of the restaurant’s owners.
“One of our philosophies, and one of our reasons for creating
our own business, was to be able to give back to the community,”
This year’s “Cans Around the Oval” food drive, held on Oct. 9,
was once again the largest food drive in Northern Colorado bringing
in a record-breaking 86,620 pounds of food. The owners of Spoons
had hoped to run their charity program on the same day as CSU’s
“Cans Around the Oval” but were unable to, Dickey said.
Every little bit will help. Wendie Robinson, director of the
Larimer County Food Bank, said fallout from the economy led to a 32
percent increase in demand for food this year compared to last
“It could happen to any one of us tomorrow,” Dickey said,
referring to the hard times that some people go through this time
Spoons Soups and Salads, 1118 W. Elizabeth, will be open from
6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 4.
“We would like to challenge the students to keep the line out
the door all day,” Dickey said.