Canning hunger by building structures
Thousands of people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes. Yet there is plenty of food for everyone, and that's why the Rotary Club in Kirksville hosted the "Can You Build It?" event.
People of all ages gathered at the Kirksville Downtown Square hoping to can hunger in the community.
Tim Mills, the president of Christian Community Food Depot tells us cans are a great resource because they're non-perishable items.
"We're getting ready to get into the summer months and that's usually when donations decline, but that's usually when the need increases," said Mills.
There were six teams and thousands of canned goods. Each team had thirty minutes to build the best canned structure.
Members of the Kirksville community collected canned goods and other non perishable items so they could begin their CANstruction.
We caught up with little Noah Higgins and he's says he has no problem serving the community.
"My dad is a member of the Rotary Club, and they technically consider me a member so I kinda came to help out," little Noah said.
Noah wasn't the only one, Mills tells us it's a community-wide effort to fight hunger.
"We couldn't do this without the community it's all volunteer based," said Mills. "So the blessing we get from agencies like this, we cannot thank them enough."
The canned structures were judged and the demolition of the cool structures began. All the canned foods and nonperishable foods were donated to the Christian Community Food Depot.
The Christian Community Food Depot serves about 500 people in the Kirksville area.