Dec 022003
Authors: Todd Nelson

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,”

Dickey said.

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

of year.

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.

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