Help Fort Collins restaurants feed hungry students

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On June 13, Smokin’ Fins Fort Collins will add their support for Colorado State University facing food insecurity by donating 10 percent of total sales to the Rams Against Hunger program.

“I worked my way through school and know the challenges,” said Kenny Wagner, operating partner of Smokin’ Fins Fort Collins, located in the Shops at Foothills Mall. “My team and I believe in being a good neighbor and in helping each other out, and we are excited to support the CSU community.”

Rams Against Hunger is the emergency food relief program for students who lack reliable access to sufficient, nutritious food. More than 2,800 students on campus – one in 10 – experience food insecurity each year. Throughout the 2017-18 school year, the program provided nearly 40 students on-campus meals, thanks to generous support from other local businesses, such as the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. Every Wednesday in April, the Rio donates 10 percent of its total sales to the program.

In addition to giving to Rams Against Hunger, Smokin’ Fins, which serves seafood, sushi and barbecue, also offers current CSU students and faculty members a 10 percent discount on all food and non-alcoholic drinks every day.

“We are so grateful to the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant and Smokin’ Fins Fort Collins for supporting Rams Against Hunger, and for looking out for the well-being of our students,” said Brittany Habben, assistant development director for student affairs at CSU. “Their generosity makes a huge difference in the lives of our students, and we thank the CSU community for continued support of their businesses.”

For more information about Rams Against Hunger, and to give to the program, go to CSU’s Giving website.