Community Engagement

Please donate canned goods this week to support Stockton's Emergency Food Bank

As part of CANstruction, local volunteers are building Pacific's Burns Tower out of canned vegetables and boxed pasta
Burns Tower made of vegetable cans

by Jennifer Torres SidersApr 17, 2012
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This is the last week to contribute donations of canned food products to CANstruction, a service project held in conjunction with the Stockton Asparagus Festival, April 27 to 29.

CANstruction is a unique food drive in which architects, builders and other volunteers create sculptures made of canned and boxed goods, which later are donated to the Emergency Food Bank.

This year, a team from WMB Architects is building a canned-vegetable version of Burns Tower. Pacific is helping to sponsor the event and also is participating in food collection. To build the tower, WMB Architects need 1,800 cans of vegetables: Specifically, cans that are a little more than 4 inches tall, holding about 15 ounces. (Cans with labels that show from 14.5 to 15.25 ounces are OK too). For the base of the tower, donate boxed rice or pasta products, such as Rice-A-Roni or Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Please make donations by Friday, April 20. Find collection bins near the information desk at the DeRosa University Center and at the Vereschagin Alumni House.

For information, contact Jennifer Torres Siders at (209) 946-3134 or