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Canned good structures displayed to raise money

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KENNEWICK, Wash. --  If you've been to the Columbia Center Mall lately, you've probably noticed some elaborate structures made out of canned goods.

What use to be called "Canstruction" is part of Second Harvest Tri-Cities' "Fight Hunger, Build Hope 2011."

The event gets organizations and volunteers to build displays placed in various locations throughout the mall.

Each structure has a box for donations. An awards ceremony was held for the winner of the people's choice award, and we caught up with winning team today."It was like 8 or 9 hours something like that total, pre-building and then we spent the whole morning here building, so it was like 15 hours probably," says Zach Martin of the Delta-Vista high school team.

This years event raised $713.00. All of the food collected will be sent to second harvest then local food banks.

The organization will weigh all of the cans collected. Organizers say they believe they've got anywhere from 11,000 to 25,000 cans.