On Saturday, May 4th, in the Atrium at the Cranford Community Center, the Cranford Teen Advisory Board will be attempting an “uncanny” feat! No, wait . . . it’s actually QUITE canny. They will be attempting to break The Guinness World Record by constructing a giant pyramid completely out of canned food. In order to break the record, they will need to use over 20,000 cans!
Lest this sound like a futile waste of time, rest assured this pyramid has a point. (Hahahahaha! Pyramid . . . point . . . . see what I just did there?) Because at the completion of the record breaking project, all of the canned food will be donated to families affected by Hurricane Sandy, via Cranford Family Care, The NJ Food Bank, and The Salvation Army Plainfield Corps.
And 20,000 cans is a LOT of food! The base alone will be 38 x 38 cans square, or 1,444 cans on the first level. The second level will be 37×37 cans, the third level 36×36 cans, and so on and so on, until reaching the pinnacle of one can at the very top. It is estimated that the pyramid will be approximately 12 feet square and over 12 feet high, and will weigh over 16,000 pounds, depending on the size of cans donated.
Donations, therefore, are desperately needed. Cranford Community Center is the main drop off point for canned food donations. There will be a box in the lobby. For larger amounts of cans, see the person at the front desk for carts and access to the storage room. There are also drop off bins at each of the public schools. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated . . . . not just for the pyramid, but for the needy families who will ultimately receive the food. Consider being a part, however large or small, of this record breaking endeavor, and help out those in need!