Want to earn service hours AND prizes through teamwork, creativity and competition, while working to make a difference in the community? Then be a part of BlueHensCAN!

Delawareans continue to struggle with the current economic situation. Higher prices have left thousands with the difficul decision – pay the rent/mortgage or buy a bag of groceries. Food drive donations are down, while demand is up. In an effort to help stock the shelves and ensure that hungry Delawareans have access to healthy foods, the FoodBank of Delaware proposes to assist with the creation and facilitation of BlueHensCAN, a creative way to collect much-needed food and create a spirited competition among University of Delaware students.

BlueHensCAN will be a competition amongst UD students. Teams who register will hold food drives and compete to create sculptures out of the food items collected. The food drives will take place from Monday, February 6 through Monday, March 12. All structures will be built at the Trabant Student Center during the day on Tuesday, March 13. Judging will take place on the evening of the 13th.

In addition to prizes, team members are able to earn service hours for their involvement in BlueHensCAN. Maintain a log of your time on the project and the contest sponsors will sign off on that log during the awards reception. Hours count as service to the Food Bank of Delaware.

Interested teams MUST register by Thursday, March 1. Questions regarding the competition may be directed to Katy O’Connell, Communications Manager, UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at or (302) 831-1355.

Click here for guidelines, rules and requirements. Click here for a printable BlueHensCAN! guidelines kit.

To register a team to participate in the first-ever BlueHensCAN!, please click here!