May 22nd, 2013
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Via WJZ

At holiday time, food pantries abound with donations from big-hearted, charity-minded citizens. The rest of the year can be a lot leaner.

But that doesn't stop the 460,000 people (including 178,000 children) in the Maryland Food Bank's service area from needing to eat for the other 11 months of the year. To call attention to the shortfall, the group teamed with local architecture firms to create eye-catching sculptures out of stacked cans of food. The results are currently on display at a popular shopping mall as part of the AIA Baltimore 2013 Canstruction design competition.

Lisa Bisenius, manager at White Marsh Mall, told WJZ that the three sculptures, "Lily Pad Lunch," a slice of cake and a box of Girl Scout Cookies, serve to "promote awareness to the food bank and the fact that now donations are low, and it’s a time when people should come out, donate to the food bank to people who don’t have it.”

The sculptures will be on display until June 8, and then donated to the Maryland Food Bank and other emergency programs in the area. Visit the White Marsh Mall's Facebook page for more images and a chance to vote for your favorite.

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  1. NYC Fitness Events

    I love it. It is defiantly all good! We as a community need to step it up and help out when we can.

    January 29, 2014 at 8:11 pm |
 
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