CANtastic is a unique event where teams build structures out of food (mostly cans), which are then judged and displayed during those dates.
All food and proceeds will benefit the Great Falls Community Food Bank. This year the teams are: Masonic Lodge of Cascade County, Giant Springs Chapter of Federal Credit Unions, C M Russell High School Key Club and Great Falls High School Key Club. Judging takes place on March 9th and the public is invited to “purchase a vote” for their favorite at $1.00 a vote. The team receiving the most votes will win the People’s Choice Award.
Also included in this year’s event is an art contest by 6th graders from Longfellow, Whittier, West, and Sunnyside Elementary Schools. The 1st place winner will receive a $150 gift card, the 2nd place winner will receive a $75 gift card and the 3rd place winner will receive a $50 gift card.
This is in support of the Backpack Program, through the Food 4 Kids Program initiated by the Food Bank in August of 2011. The Backpack Program consists of ready-to-eat, kid-friendly, shelf-stable meals that chronically hungry children take home on week-ends and holidays. It costs the Food Bank $150.00 to distribute these backpacks for a school year to one child. The public and businesses are invited to donate $150.00 to the “Backpack Program” of the Food Bank. Each entity donating that money will receive a poster by a 6th grader for their donation.
People can come any time during Holiday Village Mall hours to see the structures and the artwork March 9 – 13, 2013. Voting will only take place, however, on March 9th.
We would like to thank DA Davidson & Co. for their generous support of this event as a Premier Sponsor. We would also like to thank CTA Architects and Engineers for sponsoring the design work for the teams.