People Build Sculptures Out of Cans to Strike Out Hunger

Central Wisconsin is taking steps to help strike out hunger with the United Way.

Groups in Southern Wood County collected canned and non-perishable goods and worked all day Monday to create sculptures out of them. Several groups built things like giant flags, apples, and even a baseball player.

They were set up at Witter Field in Wisconsin Rapids and remained up during the Rafter game.

Inner Wisconsin's United Way CEO, Tari Jahns, said it's a good way to spread awareness about the hunger problem.

"We think about hunger and homelessness and those types of things and we always think it's somewhere else, when in fact we really do have hunger issues right here in Central Wisconsin and it's an important way for us to be able to paint that picture for the community," she said.

All of the food and donations went to local food programs and community meal sites.

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