UCA ‘can’ make a difference

The students, faculty and staff of UCA’s Learning Communities, the Residential and Commuter Colleges, are participating in a community-wide food drive called the CANstruction Challenge, and they need help.

The CANstruction Challenge is a canned food drive in which local businesses and colleges collect canned goods, then build fantastic structures from the cans. These can-sculptures are then judged according to design and originality.

Donated canned goods must be clean, un-dented, and have intact labels. No glass, out-of-date foods or soda cans please. Can collection starts immediately and ends 13 February 2014.

The winner of UCA’s CANstruction Challenge will represent UCA in the community-wide contest sponsored by 501Life magazine. Take a look at http://www.canstruction.org to see some fantastic examples of creative cannery.

Collected food will be donated to area agencies such as Bethlehem House, CAPCA, Soul Food Cafe, Haven House, the Women’s Shelter and other food pantries.

For more information on how to donate either canned goods or money to purchase canned goods, please contact the UCA CANstruction Challenge coordinator Brian James (HRC Resident Master) at bjames@uca.edu or call 450.5870. You can also contact Jayme Millsap Stone at jaymes@uca.edu or call 450.5148.