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Can building week begins in Antigo, collecting food for pantrySubmitted: 10/16/2017
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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Can building week begins in Antigo, collecting food for pantry
ANTIGO - Businesses and groups in Antigo will spend hours drawing, planning, and stacking cans of food this week.

The city hopes to surpass last year's total of more than six tons of food donated to the Antigo Community Food Pantry.

The Pinnacle Team of Thrivent Financial and the pantry started the Canstruction contest in 2013.

This year, 17 businesses and organizations will build structures out of cans and items needed by the pantry.


"Each one of them, individually, are working toward the common good of benefitting the local food pantry, which serves hundreds of people on a weekly basis," said Jean Greening of Pinnacle Team of Thrivent Financial.

Construction takes place this week. At the end, judges and the public will choose in four categories, and everything will be donated to the pantry.

"Not only do we get the food, awareness is created of the need in our community," said Antigo Community Food Pantry Manager Rose Prunty. "People begin to understand the importance of donating food to the food pantry."

The public can pick the "People's Choice" winner next week by voting online. Click the link below to visit the food pantry's website.

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