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Five local teams build dynamic canned sculptures to benefit local food bank

On Friday, October 12, local design teams made up of architects, designers, contractors, engineers and students will compete to build larger-than-life sculptures made entirely from canned food. Now in its fourth year, Canstruction of the Lehigh Valley, raises hunger awareness and benefits Second Harvest Food Bank.  Watch teams as they construct their creative structures from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m at the Lehigh Valley Mall – Elevator Court,  250 Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall, PA 18052

Last year’s competition took 35,915 cans and 20,160 pudding cups that equaled 28,000 pounds of food – all of which was donated to Second Harvest. This year’s competition is looking to collect even more donations with the theme, ACANemy Awards. 2018 participants will be challenged to construct a “cansculpture” inspired by Academy Award nominated movies.

The enormous sculptures will be on display at Lehigh Valley Mall from Friday, October 12 through Thursday, October 25.

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Second Harvest Food Bank distributes food and grocery product to more than 67,000 people in need per month through a network of more than 200 member agencies in Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, and Wayne counties. These agencies include emergency pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, child-care and rehabilitation centers.  Last year, Second Harvest distributed more than 7 million pounds of food to people in need through these organizations.  As part of its mission, the Food Bank also provides resources for education and advocacy to end hunger.

Second Harvest Food Bank is a program of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV) and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network and largest hunger relief organization.


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