Troy University’s Office of Civic Engagement recently hosted its annual Can Castle contest to help fight food insecurity.
The contest collects food cans for the campus’ Backpacks for Kids program that helps feed local children around Pike County for several months.
Each participating organization creates a castle out of the cans the group has collected.
Troy University needs help supporting local children who face food insecurity.
Each year, the Office of Civic Engagement teams up with Student Involvement to host the annual Can Castle Contest, in which student organizations donate nonperishable food items and come together to construct their best “castles” using the donations.
This annual contest produces more than…
Alpha Gamma Delta members surveyed a structure consisting of more than 400 canned food items arranged to resemble the circus backdrop of “The Greatest Showman.”
“Some members felt called to bring extra items,” said Jenna Odem, a broadcast journalism major from Fairhope, Ala., and a member of the sorority.
That organization was just one of…
Student organizations at Troy University will take a stand against hunger in the community on Monday, as the University’s Office of Civic Engagement presents the eighth annual Campus Kitchens Castle Contest on the Troy Campus.
Organizations will collect canned goods, as well as items that can be used in the University’s Backpacks for Kids programs,…