Can you help, CSU?

Sep 152010
Authors: Collegian Editorial Board

A community is like a web.

When one of more of your fellow community members –– whether it be a friend, a foe or a stranger –– is struggling to get by, it affects the entire web.

Right now, there are more than 30,000 people in our web, Northern Colorado, who are having a hard time making ends meet and are unable to feed themselves.

That is where we come in. We, as a campus community, have the ability to rally around our fellow Coloradans and help them through a tough time by donating time, money or food.

Hosted by Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement and starting today, Cans Around the Oval gives students the opportunity to make a tangible impact in the everyday lives of community members.

The campus community is a huge part of the Northern Colorado web and the impact we have is astronomical, life changing.

CSU has the ability to actively fight hunger. Last year Cans Around the Oval raised 90,000 pounds of food, which is enough to circle the Oval 45 times. In addition to the food, participants brought in $27,000 in donations.

Last year 13,000 Rams participated in Cans Around the Oval, but let’s make it more. This year’s fight against hunger starts today and lasts until Oct. 19.

In 2009, the Larimer County Food Bank distributed 7.5 million pounds of food, and you have the ability to be a part of that philanthropic movement.

So get out there and make a difference, CSU.

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