Freshman Senate to hold food drive for Scrappy’s Cupboard


An example of a Canstruction structure. (Photo contributed by Freshman Senate)

By Samantha Carr, Staff Writer –

Freshman Senate and the Social Engagement and Diversity Committee are hosting a  Canstruction food drive to fill up Scrappy’s Cupboard. This competition is open to all organizations and student created groups.

This event will be for faculty and students to come and see the unique and creative ways organizations are creating their Canstructions. The theme of the event is Food for Thought.  Students will be constructing food related themes such as cakes, burgers, or sushi.

“As president of the Social Engagement and Diversity we want to bring awareness to Scrappy’s Cupboard and all it has to offer for our students!” Prate said that the Food Drive is an open event for all organizations to display their creativity and be engaged on the UTC campus.

All are invited to view the Canstruction competition from 9:00 am-7:00pm Thursday April 12th in the Chattanooga Room A,B,C in the University Center. These Canstrucations will be built by organizations and all donations will go towards Scrappy’s Cupboard.

Structures will be scored based on the amount of food each organization brings and the creativity of your structure. 50 possible nonperishable food items, personal care items and household items to construct will can be found below.

Points will be deducted if you have expired food in your structure.

There will be two trophies given away right after all structures are judged. One for the most food donated and one for the most creative structure.

If any organizations are interested in participating, they can register on MocSync for an all day food drive construction competition.

Organizations have to sign up by April 10 at 

Interested participants can also contact President of Social Engagement and Diversity Anna Prate at or (865)-776-1762.

Kirsten Raper

Kirsten Raper

News Editor

Kirsten is an English major with a minor in Communication. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, and going to concerts.

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