Cats for Cans Food Drive Sets Third Straight Record

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State student-athletes set a record for the third straight year during the Wildcats’ 12th-annual Cats for Cans food drive prior to K-State’s football game vs. Colorado on Oct. 13.


Pushing grocery carts and toting money buckets through the parking lot of KSU Stadium prior to the game, Kansas State student-athletes collected 3,719 pounds of canned food, while also collecting an all-time high in monetary donations from the K-State faithful totaling $6,033. The previous two years had generated all-time highs in food donations.


All proceeds from the event go to benefit the Flint Hills Breadbasket. The Flint Hills Breadbasket assists in providing holiday meals for over 2,100 families throughout Manhattan and the surrounding area.


Cats for Cans is just one of the many community service projects that allow Kansas State student-athletes to give back to their community in a positive and influential way.