Can Castle 2020

Can Castle 2020

Join the fight against hunger.

Each year the Office of Civic Engagement teams up with Student Involvement to host its annual Can Castle Contest. The food drive brings in more than 5,000 supplemental food items that keep our Backpack for Kids program well stocked to serve local children for several months. This year we invite the Trojan family to join our virtual Can Castle Contest and the fight against hunger, by making a monetary donation to fill the gap.

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During the contest, student organizations are encouraged to participate by donating nonperishable food items and come together for a couple of hours to construct their best “castle” using their donations. Castles are critiqued by a judge’s panel and recognition is given to the organization who has the best castle design and the organization who donated the most items. For sororities and fraternities, Greek Week points are also up for grabs.

This fun and engaging activity provides an opportunity for students to be educated on the issue of food insecurity in Pike County and actively participate in addressing this need. Food donations from the Can Castle Contest support the Backpacks for Kids program, a partnership between Civic Engagement and Freshman Forum. Students volunteer weekly during the fall and spring semesters to pack bags supplemental food items that are delivered biweekly to youth in our community.

The Can Castle Contest, along with the end of the year dorm collection, provides a substantial percentage of the food used annually for Backpack for Kids. Because in-person activities are canceled this year due to challenges related to the Coronavirus, the Can Castle event is transitioning online. Civic Engagement invites all students, faculty and staff to take part in the Virtual Can Contest now until April 20, 2020. By making a monetary donation to Troy University Hunger Initiatives, you can join the fight against hunger in Troy, Alabama.

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Can Castle Contest at the Barnes & Noble Patio - March 2019

For more information, you may contact Lauren Cochran, Coordinator of Civic Engagement at laurencochran@troy.edu.

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Can Castle Contest at the Barnes & Noble Patio - March 2019

For more information, you may contact Lauren Cochran, Coordinator of Civic Engagement at laurencochran@troy.edu.

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Can Castle Contest at the Barnes & Noble Patio - March 2019

For more information, you may contact Lauren Cochran, Coordinator of Civic Engagement at laurencochran@troy.edu.

 

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Can Castle Contest at the Barnes & Noble Patio - March 2019
For more information, you may contact Lauren Cochran, Coordinator of Civic Engagement at laurencochran@troy.edu.
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Can Castle Contest at the Barnes & Noble Patio - March 2019

For more information, you may contact Lauren Cochran, Coordinator of Civic Engagement at laurencochran@troy.edu.