BNY Mellon to Build Giant Apple Out of Canned Food in Boston to Raise Awareness of World Hunger

Oct 21, 2013 12:15 PM ET
Press Release

October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - BNY Mellon to Build Giant Apple Out of Canned Food in Boston to Raise Awareness of World Hunger

BNY Mellon, in partnership with Canstruction, Inc., invites the media to attend the building of a giant apple made up of more than 3,100 cans of food. All food items used to build the apple will be donated to The Greater Boston Food Bank on November 5 and will provide more than 2,300 pounds of food, creating more than 1,700 meals for local residents in need.

More than 850 million people in the world don’t have enough to eat, and one of every eight suffer from hunger. A staggering amount of food is lost or wasted at almost every point in the food chain, and no country or region is immune. BNY Mellon has launched a global initiative to raise awareness of issues related to food security and waste.

BNY Mellon is partnering with Canstruction® to build giant structures out of canned food in five of its largest cities. The apple in Boston will be joined by structures in New York (apple tree), Hong Kong (rice bowl), London (fish) and Pittsburgh (globe) – each one chosen to spotlight a different issue related to food insecurity. The structures together will be built from roughly 17,000 cans of food that will be donated to local food banks. BNY Mellon expects the structures to contribute more than six tons of food and help its community partners provide over 9,000 meals.

BNY Mellon employees will be assembling the structure, joined by senior leaders including Larry Hughes, CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management and President of BNY Mellon-New England.

Wednesday, October 23
Building will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until 5:00 p.m.
The structure will remain on display until Tuesday, November 5.

BNY Mellon
One Boston Place, 201 Washington Street, Boston, MA



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