Annual Cats for Cans Drive Set for Saturday

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Kansas State Athletics Department will hold its 12th-annual Cats for Cans food drive during Saturday’s football game against Colorado. Fans are encouraged to help the K-State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 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 8:15 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 2,100 families throughout Manhattan and the surrounding area.


Last year’s event generated over 14,000 pounds of food and nearly $8,000 in cash donations. For those interesting in making monetary donations, checks can be made payable to The Mayor’s Holiday Food and Fund Drive.


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.