PSD schools collect food and funds for CSU’s C.A.N.S Around the Oval 

Poudre School District students and staff are giving back to the community during these challenging times. This fall, several schools participated in C.A.N.S. Around the Oval, Colorado State University's 35th annual food and fund drive. All donations benefit the Food Bank for Larimer County.  

Preston Middle School students organize food items for CANS Around the Oval

Congratulations, to PSD’s top CANtributors : Kinard Middle School (first place), Rocky Mountain High School (second place) and Riffenburgh Elementary School (third place).  

Kinard and Rocky Mountain won not only top CANtributors spots among PK- 12 schools but were also among the top 10 total CANtributors in the community campaign. Kinard took third place and Rocky Mountain won fourth place overall. C.A.N.S. Around the Oval raised about $66,500 in funds and collected over 19,000 pounds of food in donations. 

Donation totals from PSD’s top five participating schools:  

  • First place: Kinard Middle School  
    • $4,559 donated funds which equals 9,199 meals | 2,375 pounds of food  
  • Second place: Rocky Mountain High School  
    • $2,995 donated funds which equals 5,992 meals | 4,269 pounds of food  
  • Third place: Riffenburgh Elementary School 
    • $1,451 donated funds which equals 2,902 meals | 920 pounds of food 
  • Fourth place: Preston Middle School 
    • $711 donated funds which equals 1,423 meals | 1,300 pounds of food 
  • Fifth place: McGraw Elementary School 
    • $732 donated funds which equals 1,465 meals | 929 pounds of food 

Dollars make a difference: Every dollar donated equals two meals for clients of the Food Bank for Larimer Country.

Boxes of food items at Preston Middle School.