PHOTOS: Alameda County uses 'canstructions' to fight hunger

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"
food sculpture alameda county holiday food drive

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"
food sculpture alameda county holiday food drive

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"
food sculpture alameda county holiday food drive

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




"Drive Out Hunger"
food sculpture alameda county holiday food drive

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"
food sculpture alameda county holiday food drive

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"
food sculpture alameda county holiday food drive

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"
food sculpture alameda county holiday food drive

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"
food sculpture alameda county holiday food drive

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




"Driving Out Hunger"
food sculpture alameda county holiday food drive

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"
food sculpture alameda county holiday food drive

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
food sculpture alameda county holiday food drive

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
food sculpture alameda county holiday food drive

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




"suspENDING HUNGER"
food sculpture alameda county holiday food drive

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



Would you like to help Give Where You Live this Thanksgiving holiday season? Click here to learn about how you can help.
Copyright © 2019 KGO-TV. All Rights Reserved.