Last month, eight Pickering Associates employees traveled to Charleston, W.Va., to build an 8-foot tall sculpture made entirely of canned food as part of the Canstruction Competition. Canstruction is a nonprofit organization which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the creations are on display to the public before being donated to local food banks. Thanks to the support our team received from our local communities, we were able to raise enough funds to purchase more than 4,500 cans and food items to build our sculpture. Two thousand cans were donated to the food pantry in Charleston that hosted the event, while the remaining 2,500 items were distributed to the food pantries at First Congregation Church in Marietta, Gospel Mission in Harmar, Williamstown Welfare League, Latrobe Mission, and Old Man River's Mission on the South Side in Parkersburg.