Millions of people around the world are suffering from hunger. The statistics may surprise you.
About 795 million people, or one in every nine people, do not have enough food to live a complete and healthy lifestyle. This includes adults and children in many underdeveloped countries where the majority of the population suffer from the same condition.
Hunger leads to other issues such as stunted growth. Mothers who are malnourished may also have problem carrying or feeding their child.
Why do people stay hungry? Often the cause is not lack of food, but the lack of ability to afford food. Circumstances often make it difficult for those who are struggling to overcome their condition.
In order to fight hunger we have to fight poverty. About 19.4 million Americans suffer from extreme poverty. This is classified by families whose annual income is about $10,000 for four people. Around the world there are those who may be suffering even more. Their only chance of escaping extreme poverty being tra...
Grab a few of your closest classmates and get started building a Canstruction event at your college or university!
Giving Back: Many clubs, sports, or greek organizations are looking for a way to promote community service and rally their fellow students. Hosting a Canstruction event provides an opportunity for your group to host and participate in a competition where teams have to collect food donations for their materials. After the event all items are donated to a local food pantry. It’s a win for everyone!
Community Involvement: Hosting a Canstruction event at your school opens up involvement with the community. Each team needs a professional design, architectural, or engineering firm to compete which would promote help from local businesses. The competition and exhibition is also a unique community event for both students and locals to attend.
Building Relationships: College is about meeting new people and building friendships. Canstruction events promote teamwork and offer an opportu...