As part of a community service project, East Islip Middle School and the East Islip/Dowling School Business Partnership teamed up to design and build a giant, self-supporting structure made entirely of canned food.
During the past year, middle school students, staff, and community members along with Amy’s Organic Soups collected and donated canned goods. The cans were then used to create the image of a lighthouse with the theme of “Hope to Wipe Out Hunger.” The structure consists of 924 items: 439 cans of beans, 275 cans of tuna, 90 cans of tomatoes, 43 cans of coffee, 39 cans of crabmeat, 30 cans of Amy’s Organic Soup and eight water bottles.
The “Hope to Wipe Out Hunger” structure will be on display in the middle school for two weeks. After it is deconstructed, all food will be donated to the local food pantry, Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank.