Thanks have been extended to all Rotarians and friends who contributed to the “CanStruction” drive of the Food Pantries for the Capital District organization to collect canned foods for its annual “Hunger Heroes Food Drive.”
Why? Because the Rotary effort by a number of clubs in District 7190 — including Southern Rensselaer County — resulted in achieving the No. 1 spot among contributors, compared to No. 2 last year, an effort that was recognized in a ceremony at the New York State Museum in Albany.
Last year the “CanStruction” event in the Albany area ranked third in the world, generating more than 104,000 pounds of food, and was surpassed only by events in Houston and Dallas. This year, 2,434 pounds of food and $495 were contributed to the local Food Pantries organization.
A kinetic sculpture of actual canned goods is on display at the New York State Museum from through Wednesday, March 22.
Among local pantries supported by the Food Pantries for the Capital District are two that regularly are supported by the SRC — the Anchor pantry and Open Do0ors.