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Canstruction

Canstruction: Working to Halt Hunger 

Hunger is all around us: according to Feeding America, 1 in 6 of the U.S. population suffers from hunger. In Massachusetts, Project Bread reports in “The Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts 2010” that 660,000 people are struggling to put food on the table: nearly a 20 percent increase over the past year.

But ONE CAN makes a difference.

Canstruction is a unique competition that involves designing and building statues made entirely out of canned foods. At the end of the event, the cans are donated to local food banks. Since 2001, Nitsch Engineering has used healthy canned foods to build the best sculpture possible.

Lisa Brothers, President and CEO of Nitsch Engineering, says, "We participate in a number of charitable events, but CANstruction is definitely one of our favorites. We love that this competition allows us to combine our design abilities with a wonderful cause like helping Massachusetts's hungry."

 

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