Go for the Gold
4rd Annual Canstruction® Madison Features Giant Structures Built to Feed Neighbors in Need
Area teams help MOM go for the Gold in the Olympic feat to end hunger in the community
Local businesses, architects, engineers, and students from around the Madison area are building structures comprised of cans and packaged food in the 4th annual Canstruction® Madison, a community competition to end hunger. Following a year where MOM distributed unprecedented amount of food to people in need, MOM is going for the Gold in the Olympic feat to end hunger in the community.
Besides viewing and voting for favorite structures, there will be food concessions, children’s activities, and free ice cream is provided by The Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream. The award ceremony begins at 7pm. The site is sponsored by KEVA Sports Center.
This year’s Celebrity Judge is internationally known Women’s Soccer Player and Olympic medalist, Lindsay Tarpley. In 2003, Tarpley was named Soccer America Player of the Year and led the University of North Carolina to the national title. On the international level, she helped the U.S. win gold medals in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics and was a member of the 2007 World Cup team. Tarpley will be on hand to take pictures with Canstruction® Madison teams and sign autographs for event attendees.
Food pantries also struggle during the summer months. The need for food dramatically increases because children are not receiving free and reduced lunch at school and because donations often decrease as a result of summer travel. “We selected May for our Canstruction Competition because it will allow us to build up a food reserve going into the summer,” says Cheri Farha, Distribution Center Manager for MOM.
This year’s event is generously presented by Godfrey & Kahn.