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CANstruct for a Cause assists in Food Access Awareness

wku alive 300BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (3/13/13) – “Food access isn’t a privilege. It’s a human right,” said Brittany Ryan, Community Outreach Coordinator for Local Food for Everyone (a USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program grant).
 
Taking the time to donate food could provide meals for many families in the community. On April 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., WKU students and community members will have the opportunity to donate food by participating in CANstruct for a Cause, a fun and educational event to collect canned goods for local food banks.
 
“Food access is a huge issue that needs increased awareness in Bowling Green and Warren County because everything is spaced out, especially in rural areas where it is hard for residents to access food,” said Ryan, who has been active in the community promoting local food needs.
 
According to statistics, 33.7 percent of Warren County residents fell below the poverty level in 2009 and statewide 23.6 percent of residents fell below this line. “With poverty being so high in Warren County alone, one out of four children suffers from hunger,” said Rhondell Miller, HOTEL INC director.

Participants can help increase food access awareness by signing up to participate in CANstruct for a Cause, which will be held at WKU’s Center for Research and Development at Nashville Road and Campbell Lane. After collecting the food, participants will build structures representative of their group. Structures will be on display until judged at 5 p.m. Then, participants will be recognized with awards. During the event, there will be fun activities for campus and community members to learn more about food issues in the area and participate in reflection components. Food will be donated to the American Red Cross, HOTEL INC, and WKU Food Abides.
 
Sarah Arnold, WKU food pantry coordinator, said: “CANstruct for a Cause will be a fun event not only because it will challenge participants but it will also increase awareness of food needs.”
 
CANstruct for the Cause will be open to the public. Campus and community groups interested in participating should contact the WKU ALIVE Center by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For information, visit www.wku.edu/alive or call 270-782-0082. CANstruct for a Cause is part of National Volunteer Week activities coordinated by the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships and WKU Leadership & Volunteerism.
 
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