The third annual CANstruct event for Habitat for Humanity took place at East Hills Mall on Saturday.
Eight teams from the community had to build a habitat out of non-perishable food items.
This is the biggest fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, and it's a way for them to continue providing shelter for those in need, and also supporting eight local food pantries by donating all the food items.
"We really are changing our focus to neighborhood revitalization, and working with neighborhood populations and really wanting to make a major impact. One of the ways we can do that is ensure the folks that are having a rough time right now, have an opportunity to be fed and have their families healthy. Also, having a home, a safe home, and a clean home. It's about health, quality of life and quality of living, and that's just important to our organization as whole," said Melissa Koch, Executive Director of St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity.
The Walmart north team won the people's choice award.
The event brought in 4.2 tons of food for local pantries and raised over $19,000 dollars for the St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity.