Canstruction donates 30,000 cans of food to Mustard Seed

30,000 cans of food, along with an additional $4,000 was donated to the Mustard Seed as part of this year's Canstruction event.

After setting up spectacular canned displays of Disney-themed structures, more than 30,000 cans of food will be donated to the largest food back on Vancouver Island.

As part of the second annual Canstruction event put on by the Dahlia Society at Mayfair Mall last months, seven companies used thousands of cans to build famous Disney structures including R2DR, the Disney Castle and a drive-in movie theatre.

All of the food used to build the structures was then donated to the Mustard Seed to help the group during the time of year when donations are at a low.

“When we start to get into the summer months like we are now, traditionally, we see a dip in donations but there’s still an increase in families and the need for volumes of food,” said Colin Tessier, executive director with Mustard Seed.

“This injection of food, 30,000 cans, is coming right at the perfect time to help us get through difficult summer months.”

Tessier expects the cans will last them until September. Another $4,000 was also raised which will go toward the program and help supplement the organization’s hamper program.

“It speaks for itself, the numbers that we were able to ascertain this year,” said Christopher Mavrikos, executive director of the Dahlia Society. “As a result, there are a lot of people who will be taken care of for at least a couple of months.”

Plans are already underway to figure out a theme for next year and recruiting new teams.

The event was one of Mustard Seed’s largest annual fundraising efforts.

 

 

 

 

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