October 25th, 2016

Vermont Foodbank Benefits from National Life Group’s ‘Canstruction’

"Bridge the Hunger Gap" - the winning entry in National Life Group's "Canstruction" event.

“Bridge the Hunger Gap” – the winning entry in National Life Group’s “Canstruction” event.

By Aaron Retherford
For the third straight year, teams from National Life Group’s Sentinel Investments asset management company raised money and collected canned goods to be donated to the Vermont Foodbank.

In the process, those teams “canstructed” three unique structures that represented the fight against hunger in Vermont. The teams took some liberties as they also use non-canned items like cereal and pasta.

The winning entry called “Bridge the Hunger Gap” depicts a traditional covered bridge in Vermont with a silhouette of Hunger Mountain in the background. The other “canstructions” were “Feeding Vermont” and “Wizard of Oz”.

Each team had one week for the fundraising and shopping and spent two days for the “canstruction”.

All the food gathered was donated to the Vermont Foodbank along with a check for $2,618.12 that will help with operations costs. Shaw’s at Berlin Corners donated a good portion of the canned items.

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