Canned food items will again be piled high in Marshall Town Center to help fight the battle against hunger in our communities during Can-Do 2014.
Can-Do 2014, benefitting the Marshall County Emergency Food Box, will begin with sculptures being constructed the evening of March 2.
The sculptures will in display from March 3 through March 10 in the mall's main corridor. Each and every can will be donated to the Marshall County Emergency Food Box in support of that organization's efforts to feed our neighbors who do not have enough to eat!
Fifteen businesses and companies have already agreed to build can sculptures. However, there is room for any group wishing to build a sculpture. If your group or organization is interested in being a part of this battle against hunger, please contact Susan Schuett-Krough, Marketing Coordinator of Marshall Town Center, at 641-752-6200.
"Our initial Can-Do last year raised well over 20,000 cans for the Emergency Food Box," Krough said. "That only put a small dent into the issue of hunger in Marshall County. We are determined to continue to make as many dents as we can for our neighbors in need of food"
Marshall Town Center is again partnering with community business and leaders, asking them and their associates to help collect items, identified by the Emergency Food Box, and then to design a sculpture based on those items. All the sculptures will be built/completed the evening of March 2nd inside Marshall Town Center. The sculptures will be on display between March 3rd and March 10th. During that time, Can-Do 2014 once again invites everyone to vote by donating a can of food at their favorite sculpture. The business who's sculpture receives the most "can" votes will be awarded the "People's Choice Award."
"Last year, Marshalltown Community College was voted the 'The People's Choice,' so MCC will build their display this year in Center Court, along with 'The People's Choice' runners-up from iast year, The Assistance League and Great Western Bank," said Ken Huge, general manager of Marshall Town Center. "Can-Do 2014 will again be a lot of fun for everyone. However, our focus remains collecting as many cans as possible to benefit the Emergency Food Box."
For more information, visit www.marshalltowncenter.com, find us on Facebook or call 641-752-6200.