PHOTOS: Alameda County uses 'canstructions' to fight hunger

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text">BRIDGING THE GAP TO END HUNGER: The  Alameda  County  Assessor&#39;s  Office  worked  together  to  collect 164.19 pounds of canned and boxed goods to build this bridge.</span></div>
Some friendly competition between Alameda County departments helped raise 8 tons of food and $8,000 in cash donations! Proceeds went towards the Alameda County Community Food Bank.



Check out their compelling sculptures/art pieces using donated food cans, boxes and packages:

"Bridging the Gap to End Hunger"

BRIDGING THE GAP TO END HUNGER: The Alameda County Assessor's Office worked together to collect 164.19 pounds of canned and boxed goods to build this bridge.


"The Giving Tree"

THE GIVING TREE: The Auditor-Controller Agency has brought a childhood story of reciprocal giving to life. The display has 1,120 pounds of food.


"Historic Meek Estate Mansion"

HISTORIC MEEK ESTATE MANSION: This display was made from 815.13 pounds of food.


"Drive Out Hunger"

DRIVE OUT HUNGER: Mobile food pantry truck illustrates Alameda County's ongoing commitment to help end hunger. This display was made from 550 pounds of food.


"Tackling Hunger"

OCC TACKLES HUNGER: Office of the County Counsel built the Coliseum and a giant football out of cans. This display was made from 806.25 pounds of food.


"Rene C. Davidson Courthouse"

RENE C. DAVIDSON COURTHOUSE: The District Attorney's Office built the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse. This display was made from over 1300 pounds of food .


"Kingdom of Can-A-Lot and the Knights of the Full Table"

KINGDOM OF CAN-A-LOT: The City of Pleasanton built a castle. This display was made from over 564 pounds of food .


"Dia De Los Muertos"

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS : This display made by General Services Agency was made from over 2,681 pounds of food.


"Driving Out Hunger"

DRIVING OUT HUNGER : This display was built with 910 lbs. of food pounds of food.


"Wall-E"

WALL-E: Wall-E's creativity for building structures out of cans represents a fun way in dealing with a serious issue. Structure made from 2222.50 lbs.


"Self-Checkout Machine"

SELF-CHECKOUT MACHINE: This display was made from 280.50 pounds of non-perishable goods.


"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." - Mother Theresa

MOTHER THERESA: If you can't feed one hundred people, then feed just one. The Public Works Agency of Alameda County created this display with over 1,500 pounds of food.


"Standing Firm Against hunger" - recreation of the Port of Oakland

STANDING FIRM AGAINST HUNGER: The Alameda County Registrar of Voters recreated the Port of Oakland with 556 pounds of food donations.


"suspENDING HUNGER"

suspENDING HUNGER: The display consists of canned and boxed goods totaling 639 pounds.



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