Canapalooza is an exciting service opportunity during Homecoming to support the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The LSU and Baton Rouge community will collect thousands of canned goods, which will be used to build a replica of Tiger Stadium and Mike the Tiger’s Habitat. In 2014, LSU donated 20,148 pounds of food as a result of CANapalooza collections.
CANapalooza is free and open to all LSU students, faulty, staff, alumni, and members of the Baton Rouge community.
How You Can Get Involved
(1) Donate cans.
Look for the large Food Bank barrels in the LSU Student Union, UREC, residence halls, and Greek chapter houses. Barrels will be available on campus Monday, September 12 until Tuesday, September 27.
(2) Set-up your own food drive.
Attend a Can Captain Info Meeting August 30, August 31, or September 1 and receive information on the proper way to conduct a CANapalooza drive. Individual food drives begin September 12, and organizations can drop off donations in a pod storage unit on Tower Drive. To get started, register as a Can Captain by September 12 in TigerLink.
(3) Participate in the CANapalooza build.
Members of the LSU and Baton Rouge community will build replicas of Tiger Stadium and Mike the Tiger’s Habitat in structures designed by Remson Haley Herpin Architects. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Baton Rouge community can register a night and time to build between Tuesday, September 27 and Friday, September 30.