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Austin Landmarks Made Out Of Cans For Good Cause

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:13 PM CDT

It's estimated 43 percent of Travis County families struggle to put food on the table. The Capital Area Food Bank helps by feeding an average of 300,000 people each year.  Eight Austin businesses are drawing attention to the issue with "CANville". They're using 1,000 plus cans of food, per company, to build Austin landmarks to see who can stack the most creative design.


KEYE TV's Ashley Miller spent Wednesday morning with Chelsea Woodhead, Director of Culture and Communications at BuildASign.com.  The company has spent more than 6 hours, more than 1,900 cans of tuna and two attempts to build the "Hi How Are You" frog mural found on the corner of Guadalupe Street.


"A lot goes into building a structure for CANville. We have to figure out what we wanted to do, then design it, lay it out, figure out how many cans we needed, do the structure to make sure it's not going to fall over and actually put it up and adjust the cans to make sure it looks exactly how we want it to look," says Woodhead.


The 8 businesses will be judged on their masterpieces Thursday, July 25th. Between their donations and cans, the Capital Area Food Bank will be able to make 31,250 meals.


The participating companies are Bazaarvoice, BHI, BuildASign.com, CSID, DrillingInfor, Headspring, Innography and Maxwell Locke and Ritter.


For a look at all the companies' creations stay tuned to Ashley Miller's Facebook page.


You can help feed families too. KEYE has partnered with Randall's to collect food donations. Make a $1 or $5 donation at the register at Randalls check-out, pick up a pre-filled bag of food at Randalls, give canned items at Randalls or make an online donation.


By Ashley Miller


 

Austin Landmarks Made Out Of Cans For Good Cause


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