Annual Cats for Cans Set for Saturday

Oct. 31, 2013

K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN – The Kansas State Athletics Department will hold its 18th-annual Cats for Cans food drive during Saturday’s home football game against Iowa State. Fans are encouraged to help the K-State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) fight hunger in Manhattan by participating in the food drive by bringing canned foods or cash donations to the game.

Wildcat student-athletes will begin collecting donations two hours prior to the 2:30 p.m. kickoff in the parking lot and at all stadium entrances.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Flint Hills Breadbasket in Manhattan. The Breadbasket assists in providing meals for over 2,000 families throughout Manhattan and the surrounding area, especially throughout the holiday season.

This year’s goal is 6,000 pounds of goods and $15,000 worth of monetary donations.

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

While the 11th straight sellout at Bill Snyder Family Stadium is expected, a limited number of scattered single tickets remain for Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. game. Fans can purchase tickets online at, by calling 1-800-221-CATS or visiting the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at Bramlage Coliseum.