YVC of Hampton Roads – Art out of Cans

Last weekend was a busy weekend for YVC programs all over the U.S. and Canada celebrating Global Youth Service Day and showing how youth can help change the world even in one day. YVC of Hampton Roads focused the day on bringing awareness to hunger in their community by hosting a Canstructure contest. You won’t believe the works of art that youth put together to alleviate hunger in their community!

Youth held food drives in their schools and raised more than 10,000 cans of food for the local food bank. But they didn’t stop there. They took these donated foods and held a contest between the different schools represented to see who could create the best structure out of the donated cans.

The theme for the contest was “Worlds Discovered in Literature,” so they brought the food to the local mall and set up their working stations there to create some amazing works of art out of donated food that focused on a piece of literature. Meanwhile, all of the customers of the mall got to admire the Youth Volunteers’ masterpieces while learning about the hunger problem in their community.

You’ll never believe that these pieces of art were made purely out of canned food:


If you happen to be near Hampton Roads, Virginia the next few days, head to Patrick Henry Mall to see them. They’ll be dismantled and the food will be taken to the local food bank on Monday, May 6th.

Congratulations to the youth involved for your beautiful canstructures and, more importantly, thank you for providing some much-needed meals to the hungry in your community!