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CANstruction in Kennewick helps hungry

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KENNEWICK, Wash, - Fighting hunger took a creative turn at the Columbia Center Mall today.

Crews started building artistic structures made from canned food, in the seventh annual Canstruction competition. The event is a partnership with Second Harvest. Four teams will compete for the most votes. Organizers hope more schools get involved next year.

"It helps to donate thousands of pounds of food to Second Harvest and our member banks, in addition to that it's a cash drive," said Julie Miller of Second Harvest.

"I met with the boys and decided that we wanted to do something that was representative of Kamiakin. Because they're the first team this year to ever come together and do a Canstruction," said Debbie Johnson, ConAgra Foods.

Shoppers can vote for the structure they like the most by making monetary donations in boxes in front of the structures. All donations go to Second Harvest. Voting ends October 19.