Can Castle Contest brings fun, help to Troy community

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — The Office of Civic Engagement hosted a Can Castle contest in order to fight against hunger in the local community.

“It’s also a Greek Week event that we have for organizations to be able to bring in events bring in cans and stuff for their organization that will be used for our department,” said Campus Kitchens Team Leader Teyshaun Williams.

Each organization that participated in the Can Castle Contest were responsible for bringing their own goods to build their castle.

“Each organization that signed up is supposed to bring a minimum of 200 items and it is canned goods or non-perishable foods,” Williams said.

All items that were used to build the castles will be distributed between Campus Kitchens and Backpack for Kids.

“All this food will be packaged and put into those backpacks that kids can use for the after school program or just an extra snack or meal over the weekend,” Williams explained.

One sorority member said giving back to the less fortunate is important in the Greek Communit.

“This is just going to help out anyone in need,” said Chi Omega member Bayli Moyran. “It just shows that Greek life is not only involved within like stuff that but also branches out and helps the community around them.”

Williams explained the importance of having fun while also lending a helping hand to people in need.

“This is a great way to mix a bit of fun and also help a need within the Troy community.”