Can-struction Event Benefits Food Bank
An event at the James Center this weekend has been called one of the most unusal food charities in the world.
Its called Can-struction.
Merchan: It's a national non-profit organization to help local food banks.
Team leader Dave Merchan is the project manager of the University of Richmond’s Facilities Department.
Merchan: Local architectural and engineering firms compete to build sculptures out of canned goods. This year's theme is harvest.
UR’s choice of a subject for their sculpture was a no-brainer.
Merchan: We're gonna build the new University of Richmond Robins Stadium using stewed tomato cans for the brick, pasta boxes, thin spaghetti boxes for the stands and green bean cans for the field and brown rice bags for the track around there.
In addition, he explained, they’re partnered with BCWH, the architectural firm that designed the real stadium. The sculpture will use some 2500 cans. The can-struction begins at 8am Saturday at the James Center and will be on display until the 23rd. After that, the cans go to the Central Virginia Food Bank.
John Ogle, WCVE News