Halifax Participates in CanStruction

Each year Feed Nova Scotia holds a food and fundraising event titled Canstruction. The event is a dynamic food and fundraising event, where teams come together to build incredible structures entirely out of canned food. At the end of it all, FEED NOVA SCOTIA distributes the food to member food banks and meal programs across the province.

Their structure was a portrait of Nelson Mandela chosen in honour of his continued activism and philanthropy on behalf of the human rights of the African people. Mandela supported the charity Action Against Hunger, an international relief and development organization committed to saving the lives of malnourished children and families. Mandela has left a legacy of fighting and advocating for basic human rights and inspires individuals to do the same for their own communities.

In February the team built their Nelson Mandela Portrait made entirely of cans, 1,920 in total. Following the event, they received the people’s choice award for favourite entry. In early May 2014 the voting opened up internationally for all People’s Choice winners and Halifax’s structure was in the running!

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