UMB CANstruction: A food drive for Harvesters – The Community Food Network
For the second year in a row, UMB organized a fun, creative food drive for Harvesters – The Community Food Network‡ called UMB CANstruction at our headquarters in downtown Kansas City. This event is quickly becoming an associate favorite around here and I can see why.
UMB CANstruction has grown to include more than 100 associates making up 10 teams this year. Each team built an artistic structure, using cans, non-perishable foods and occasionally wooden boards to stabilize the designs. The competition was used to raise awareness about hunger in Kansas City. Our associates showed some amazing creativity this year. Some of the unique structures included:
- Sprint Center replica
- Top Gun airplane
- Etch-a-Sketch to etch out hunger
- Kansas Speedway
- Andy Warhol painting replica made of soup cans
All of the food used to make each 8′ x 8′ structure was donated to Harvesters at the end of the campaign. UMB also conducted an online donation drive and provided more than five tons of food for hungry children and families in Kansas City.
We added a little element of competition this year by giving our associates the opportunity to vote online for their favorite structure during the week they were on display. Take a look at the winning designs below.
Best Meal: Etch Out Hunger
Design that would create the tastiest meal based on CANstruction ingredients
Best Theme: Pit Crew
Best creativity and execution of the theme
Best Use of Labels: More than a CANstruction
Design that uses can labels most artistically
Harvesters Food Bank Award: Operation: Wingman
Best use of healthy foods and those on Harvesters’ most-needed food list
Jurors’ Favorite: UMB Feed KC
Best in show design that wows the judges
Structural Ingenuity: Sprint to End Hunger
Design that is the most technically sound without the use of stabilizers
Creative Collaboration: UMB 1st Drive-Thru
Design that demonstrates interdepartmental synergy and partnership
Honorable Mention Visionary Award: More than a CANstruction
Honorable Mention Mission Driven Award: Consumer North Metro
Honorable Mention Most Creative Name: Warhccanart
People’s Choice Best in Show: Operation: Wingman
Award determined by more than 515 online votes
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