Students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney collected nearly 2,700 canned food items Wednesday during its Canned Food Build.
The Loper Programming and Activities Council hosted the Homecoming week event where the objective is to create the most unique and spirited structure using food that teams gathered.
Food collected for the build is being donated to Campus Kitchen, Mid-Nebraska Food Bank and The Big Blue Cupboard, an organization that works to combat student hunger.
"Having this amount of food go to The Big Blue Cupboard is really great," said Jon Watts, assistant director of business services. "This will easily get us through the academic year, and since The Big Blue Cupboard works alongside Campus Kitchen, we can be efficient with how the food is used."
This is the third year for the event; 2013 surpassed 2012 by nearly 2,000 cans of food.