Cats for Cans Food Drive is Saturday

Cats for Cans is Saturday

Nov. 4, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State Athletics Department will hold its 15th-annual Cats for Cans food drive during Saturday’s home football game against Texas. 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 7 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, especially throughout the holiday season.

Last year’s event generated over 6,300 pounds of canned food and additional monetary donations from the K-State faithful totaling $4,835. This year’s goal is to reach the 8,000-pound mark. For those interesting in making monetary donations, checks can be made payable to Flint Hills Breadbasket.

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.