YOU ARE INVITED TO UNITED WAY’S COMMUNITY-WIDE FOOD DRIVE + CAN SCULPTURE CONTEST!
FOOD & GAMES
Join us to kick off United Way of Southern Maine’s Hopeful Campaign with a fun-for-all Food Drive + Can Sculpture Contest on Friday, September 17, 2021. Your company/organization is invited to construct sculptures at your place of business and compete virtually throughout the week of September 13 and/or at the United for Hope food drive from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m, September 17 at Wayside Food Programs. Can sculpture assembly will be followed by a community-wide drive-thru food drive from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Can sculptures will be on display during the drive-thru and then donated to food programs in York and Cumberland County.
WANT TO BUILD A CAN SCULPTURE OR ORGANIZE A FOOD OR DIAPER DRIVE?
Complete the interest form below and a member of our team will contact you with additional details. Fill out the form below to sign up a team for the 5th annual Food Drive + Can Sculpture Contest by September 7, 2021.
2021 Can Sculpture Contest & Food Drive Sign Up
Fill out the form below to sign up a team for UNITED WAY’S COMMUNITY-WIDE FOOD DRIVE + CAN SCULPTURE CONTEST
Companies Building a Can Stucture:
United Way of Southern Maine
WHY BUILD A STRUCTURE?
Building and creating a sculpture is a fun engagement tool for your team.
Talking about food and a Hopeful Thriving southern Maine helps demonstrate the importance of your United Way campaign.
It’s a contest, too, and a little competition is food for the soul!
Help fill a need and stock the shelves of food pantries in southern Maine.
Below you will find the can structural rules to make your can-building experience straightforward and fun. We invite organizations and businesses large and small to create their works of art in support of our community and food insecurity across Southern Maine. Please reach out to us at email@example.com with any questions or inquiries related to your sculpture.
Build any kind of structure — from the simple to the ornate!
Teams may use props, including signage, and supporting materials when building, but structures must be comprised of at least 50% food items and/or basic needs items. A platform is suggested.
Sculptures must fit within an 8’X8’ FOOT space unless otherwise requested.
Collected items cannot be painted, taped, or otherwise altered in a way that makes them unsuitable for donation. You may cover food items with paper as long as it’s taped to itself and removed by your team after the event.
Teams may construct sculptures between 8:00 – 11 a.m. on September 17 or at their business in the week and days leading up to the drive-thru.
Track and share the following:
# of volunteers to create
# of materials used, e.g. cinder blocks, plywood, tape, etc.
# of items collected, e.g. 2,000 cans of tuna, 16 jars of peanut butter
How your creation relates to our campaign theme – Hopeful for a thriving Southern Maine.