Monday, August 28, 2006

CANstruction 2006

Well, part of the reason I've been terrible about writing is a charity event that's been taking up most of my free time, CANstruction.

In this event, architectural and engineering firms from all over the city compete in building objects out of cans. After all is said and done, awards are handed out for things such as "Best Use of Labels" and "Best Meal", and then the food is donated to the North Texas Food Bank to make over 60,000 meals!

I was nominated to head up my firm's team this year, and our entry was a Volkswagen bus composed of over 5,500 cans of sweet peas, evaporated milk, fish, and ranch style beans, 3,000 packages of ramen noodles, 500 bottles of water, and 600 cups of applesauce. It was so much fun (and so stressful!) and we ended up getting "Honorable Mention" in the competition. Not too bad, kind of like third or fourth out of about 15 entries. And we were second in line for most cans!!

Anyway, let this serve as a reminder to us all about how there are still hungry people in every city in this country, and these food banks (part of the national Second Harvest ring of food banks) do AMAZING things with the food and $$ that is donated.

Our entry, The Van of PEAS(Peace): On the Road to Hunger ApPEASment

A few other entries:

3 Comments:

Blogger Juli said...

We send our kids to school so they can grow up and play with their food. :) THESE ARE GREAT and for such a worthy cause. You're excused for your blog absence.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Very cool...it's been YEARS since I've been to Northpark Mall (that's where it appears to be).

8:57 AM  
Blogger KFarmer said...

WOW! That really was amazing- I have never seen anything quite like that. Great job!

3:12 PM  

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