18,783 Pounds of Food Donated During State Fair  08/24/14 6:45:43 PM

Partners include the Missouri State Fair, Midwest Ford Dealers, Ford Dealers, Bing's Grocery Stores of Sedalia, Canstruction®, Trabue, Hansen & Hinshaw, Inc., Peckham & Wright Architects, and Missouri Farmers Care.
 
SEDALIA, Mo. (August 21, 2014) -- Missouri Farmers Care announced today that their annual Missouri State Fair food drive and Canstruction® project resulted in 18,783 pounds of food being donated to Missouri families. 
 
The food pantry of Sedalia will receive the 6,881 pounds of food that were part of 13 foot 10 inch tall 4-H Emblem Canstruction® project and the cans collected from the Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive Tuesday promotion that took place on the fairgrounds.

Bing's Grocery Stores of Sedalia donated the cans for the 4-H Emblem Canstruction® project that also had the support of Midwest Ford Dealers, St. Louis Ford Dealers, Missouri Farmers Care, Canstruction® Mid-Missouri of Columbia-Jefferson City, and the State Fair. Engineers from Trabue, Hansen & Hinshaw, Inc. and architects from Peckham & Wright Architects, Inc. designed and oversaw the construction of the canned-food sculpture.
 
The 4-H emblem is comprised of over 5000 individual cans.

Cash donations were also accepted and with the wholesale purchasing power of Missouri's foodbanks, the $658 donated will equal 6,580 pounds of food for Missouri foodbanks and pantries. During Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive Tuesday, an additional 5,522 pounds of food were collected from generous fairgoers.
 
Missouri 4-H is a community of over 280,000 youth ages 5-18 from rural farming communities, suburban schoolyards, and urban neighborhoods across Missouri. In the Show Me State, 4-H members are guided by over 10,000 caring adult volunteers. The 4-H Revolution of Responsibility is a movement of young people across America stepping up to lead in a complex, changing world.

Canstruction® is a unique way to raise awareness of hunger in a positive and fun way. It showcases the talents of the design and construction industry, and it highlights the ability to give back to the communities that these professionals help build.

Canstruction® is a professional design/build competition and community service project of the architectural/engineering/construction industry. Their events and structures at special events like the Missouri State Fair are designed to raise awareness of hunger and show that "One Can Make a Difference" in a creative way.
 
Additional information regarding Missouri Farmers Care and Missouri agriculture can be found at www.MoFarmersCare.com.
 
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