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Friday, October 14, 2011 - Contact: 225-273-6439

LSU and BREC Take Action to Fight Hunger with CANapalooza Food Drive

LSU Campus Life, LSU's Service-Learning Student Advisory Council, and BREC partnered to benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank through Nov. 10.

BREC asks the LSU and East Baton Rouge Parish community to donate canned-goods at one of the many collection sites within the park system.

Last year CANapalooza donated 26,000 cans to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. This year BREC and LSU would like to donate even more, providing more food to families in need.

Prior to donating the collection, volunteers will build a replica of Tiger Stadium on the Parade Ground for LSU's Homecoming Week. Volunteers will construct the stadium Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday, Nov. 11. The stadium will remain on display until noon on Sunday, Nov. 13.

In addition to the collection sites listed below, BREC will collect canned-goods at several community events, including BREC-A-BOO Halloween Events, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center's Swamp Haunted Hikes, Farr Park Equestrian Center's Autumn Harvest Open House, Greenwood Community Park's Grand Re-opening, Highland Road Park Observatory's Spooky Spectrum, and Inclusive Recreation's Sunshine Social Halloween Extravaganza. Check out brec.org's event calendar for more the dates and times of these events.

LSU will also have several drop-off locations around campus from Oct. 24 to Nov. 11. For a complete listing of LSU's collection sites, visit homecoming.lsu.edu/CANapalooza.html.

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will place large, white barrels at the following BREC facilities:
Note the facilities' address and hours of operation.*

North District Recreation Centers
• Anna T. Jordan: 1750 Stilt Street
M-F, 1-8 p.m.
• T.D. Bickham: 6850 Pettit Road
M-Th, 3-9 p.m.; F, 3-7 p.m.
• Church Street: 3210 Church Street
M-Th, 2:30-7 p.m.
• Lovett Road: 13600 Lovett Road
M-Th, 3-8 p.m.; F, 3-7 p.m.
• Jackson: 12250 Sullivan Road
M-Th, 2:30-8 p.m.; F, 2:30-6 p.m.
• Plank Road: 19550 Plank Road
M-Th, 3:30-8 p.m.; F, 3:30-7 p.m.

South District Recreation Centers
• Antioch Boulevard: 6229 Antioch Blvd.
M-Th, 3:30-8 p.m.; F, 3:30-7 p.m.
• Cedar Ridge: 1300 Cedar Ridge Ave.
M-Th, 3:30-8 p.m.; F, 3:30-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Jefferson Highway: 8133 Jefferson Hwy.
M, W, noon-8 p.m.; T, Th, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; F, noon-5 p.m.
• Highland Road: 14024 Highland Road
M-F, 3:30-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Independence: 7505 Independence Blvd.
M-Th, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; F, noon-5 p.m.
• Perkins Road: 7122 Perkins Road
M-Th, 3-8 p.m.; F, 3:30-7 p.m.
• Parklawn: 12248 Parklawn Ave.
T-F, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Sharp Road: 500 Sharp Road
M-F, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Forest: 13900 S. Harrell's Ferry Road
M-F, noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Webb: 1351 Country Club Drive
M-Th, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Central District Recreation Centers
• Howell: 5509 Winbourne Ave.
M-F, noon-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• North Sherwood Forest: 3140 N. Sherwood Forest Drive
M-Th, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; F, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Belfair: 4390 Fairfields Ave.
M, W, noon-8 p.m.; T, Th, 1-9 p.m.

Golf Courses
• Beaver Creek: 1100 Plains-Port Hudson Road
Daily, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Historic City Park: 1515 Dalrymple Drive
Daily, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Santa Maria: 18460 Santa Maria Parkway Daily, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Howell: 5511 Winbourne Ave.
Daily, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Dumas Memorial: 2400 Lavey Lane
Daily, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
• J.S. Clark: 2301 Thomas Road
Daily, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tennis Centers
• Capital One Tennis Center at City-Brooks Community Park: 1515 Dalrymple Drive
M-F, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
• Independence: 7505 Independence Blvd.
M-F, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
• Highland Road: 14024 Highland Road
M-F, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
• Forest: 13900 S. Harrell's Ferry Road
M-F, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Special Facilities
• Baton Rouge Zoo: 3601 Thomas Road
Daily, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway
T-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
• Highland Road Park Observatory: 13800 Highland Road
T-Th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; F, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 6-10 p.m.
• Farr Park Equestrian Center: 6402 River Road
M-F, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Independence Park Theatre: 7800 Independence Blvd.
T-F, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Magnolia Mound Plantation: 2161 Nicholson Drive
M-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun.,1-4 p.m.

Fitness Centers
• Milton J. Womack: 6201 Florida Blvd.
M-Th, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; F, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Webb: 1351 Country Club Drive
M-Th, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; F, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
• North Sherwood: 3140 N. Sherwood Forest Drive
M-Th, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; F, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Santa Maria: 18460 Santa Maria Ave.
M-Th, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.; F, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.-6 p.m.


BREC encourages you to share the spirit of LSU and its commitment to community by coming together as an East Baton Rouge Parish family to collect the most cans in CANapalooza's history.

To learn more about how you can be a part of this great service to the East Baton Rouge Parish community, contact Lauren Joerg at 225-272-9200, 581 or volunteer@brec.org. For more information about how you can become directly involved with CANapalooza, contact homecoming@lsu.edu.

 

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