The students in grades 5-8 are working on a three-month-long project called Kids Can Build. Kids Can Build is an exciting competition run by the Shalom Food Pantry in the Capital Region. The competition itself is held at Crossgates Mall in Albany, New York. This project educates children to give back to their community and brings awareness to food insecurity. The Taylor School and other local middle schools are competing to create can structures out of full cans of food which are then donated to local food pantries. We will be donating our canned foods to the Shalom Food Pantry and Joseph’s House. 

Each year Kids Can Build has a theme, and this year’s theme is “warm and cozy.”  We plan to construct  a three-dimensional  peace sign called “CAN we please be more peaceful.”  To complete our design, we need upwards of 1000 cans! The cans we need are: 

  • 650 cans of Hunt’s Tomato Sauce(15 oz) 
  • 144 cans of Great Value 100% Pure Pumpkin (15 oz) 
  • 114 cans of Del Monte Sliced Bartlett Pears(15.25 oz)
  •  78 cans of Del Monte Fresh Cut Peas (15 oz)
  • 54 cans of Good and Gather Black Beans (15.05 oz)
  •  and 42 cans of Annie’s Bernie O’s (15 oz)

…but we will take any cans for donations to Joseph's house.

We are contacting local businesses, supermarkets, and Sage College for contributions, but we need your help too! If you would like to help by donating any of the specific canned goods listed above, just bring them to your child’s school, and we will gather and deliver them all to Sage. If you would rather make a monetary donation, click here, and it will direct you to the Sholom Food Pantry Kids Can Build Raisegiving fundraising Team Taylor page.

Thank you,

The Sage Campus (Grades 5-8)