Orange is the color of hunger awareness and for the month of September North Star Mall is taking part in the San Antonio Food Bank’s SA Goes Orange for Hunger campaign. Their 40-foot tall cowboy boots will cast an orange glow on the city’s skyline in an effort to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief. Hopefully this orange beacon will start a dialogue regarding this issue and will encourage people to get involved.
The Society for Design Administration is sponsoring San Antonio’s eight annual Canstruction® competition to raise public awareness of the hunger crisis. On Sunday September 8 teams representing the San Antonio chapters of The American Institute of Architects and the Society for Design Administration will be given twelve hours to create sculptures using cans of food. These sculptures will be on display throughout North Star Mall during mall hours and will be judged at the Canopener awards ceremony. Categories include Best Use of Labels and Structural Ingenuity. All canned goods used in these sculptures will be donated to the San Antonio Food Bank after the competition.
The public can get involved by voting for the People’s Choice Award to be announced on Thursday September 19. There will also be a canned food drive at guest services in the Saks Fifth Avenue wing. On Saturday September 14 chefs from the San Antonio Food Bank will prepare gourmet tastings using canned food from noon to 3p.m.
The San Antonio Food Bank is the major supplier of food for the hungry in the area. This is just one of many of the campaigns that help the organization fight hunger.
Source: Evie Reichel/EGR Communications