Nicholls CAN aims to help curb childhood hunger

A long-standing tradition at Nicholls State University has started again.

Nicholls CAN, a campus-wide movement will continue trough Nov. 15. This is the ninth-straight year that Nicholls holds the can drive, which is to help children struggling with hunger. Studies show that one in six children live in households without consistent access to food.

Michael WIlliams, an associate professor of art and coordinator of the food drive, said the goal of this year’s drive is to surpass last year’s total of 20,492 items of food, the second-most ever collected.

Since 2012, Nicholls CAN has collected and donated more than 106,000 items.

To help with the drive, on Nov. 11, Nicholls Student Government Association will sponsor a Can Wars competition where student organizations can create art using cans. The most creative and the most school spirit designs will each be awarded a $250 prize.

For information on how you can donate, contact Williams at