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Canned food sculptures feed the hungry

Submitted by on March 2, 2011 – No Comment

Big Bird photo by Wally Gobetz, NYC

Right now, volunteer engineers, designers, architects and students are busy building sculptures in Grand Rapids, Michigan using about 4,700 cans of food!

They’re participating in the annual Canstruction Competition to combat hunger.

Canstruction is a registered 501c(3) charity and their mission is “to engage, amaze and inspire the community to work together raising canned food to feed hundreds of thousands of hungry people.”

Since 1992, Canstruction has contributed over 15 million pounds of food to community food banks in North America.

In Grand Rapids, the cans will be donated to the local Salvation Army food pantry, but not before they are formed into stunning works of art!

The canned food sculptures will be on display at the West Michigan Home and Garden Show tomorrow and through the weekend. Click here for more information.

And, click the arrow below to watch recent news coverage from event sponsor WZZM13:

The next Canstruction event to be held in the Western US will be in Phoenix from March 5 through the 12th. The event will benefit the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

:: Click here to find a Canstruction event near you.

:: Click here for a group pool of Canstruction images on Flickr.

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