Students' "Can-struction" project collects food for donation.
(Photos by Mark McClendon)

UTSA students' 'Can-struction' is creative food drive

By Alexandria Sanchez
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

(Nov. 6, 2006)--UTSA fraternities and sororities took a creative turn Tuesday, Oct. 25 with "Can-struction," a canned and boxed food drive to benefit a local kidney dialysis clinic.

Anyone who donated food saw their gift incorporated into structures of cans and boxes near Sombrilla Plaza on the UTSA 1604 Campus.

Sororities and fraternities including Alpha Lambda Tau, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Mu participated in creating the structures using the collected cans and the theme "Hollywood."

Completed "can-structions" included a Hollywood sign made of Jello boxes, the Tower of the Americas and a Hollywood gold star.

"We went door-to-door to involve the surrounding community and make it more creative", said Kate Schutta, Sigma Kappa member. "We turned it into an activity instead of just collecting the cans."

All food items were donated Nov. 3 to the Davita Rivercenter Dialysis Clinic.

For more information, contact Kristal Statler at (210) 458-7369.