UT Ranks 14 in National

This year’s Cans Across America, held on Nov. 12, generated many donations. The total pounds of cans donated nationwide was 327, 410. 23.

That is nearly double last year’s total which was 175,139 pounds.
Although Cans Across America set a goal of 396,832.07, the organization is still tallying the results.

Currently, only 273 universities nationwide have reported their numbers.
UT collected 3,739 pounds of cans. According to Wade Burghardt, director of marketing for UT dining services, UT is currently ranked 14 in the contest of the highest number of cans collected in the nation. The top two universities were: Curry College with 49, 401 pounds and Western Illinois University with 15, 176 pounds.

Cans Across America is also trying to set the Guinness World Record for the largest food drive by a non-charitable organization.

In order to achieve this record they must surpass the 396,832.07 goal.

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