United We Can Seeks Volunteers to Fight Hunger

March 09, 2023 9:36 AM | Uncategorized


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United Way’s annual United We Can food sculpture contest will happen at Witter Field on Thursday, June 15th, where teams of volunteers will build sculptures out of donated, canned food. After the event, the South Wood County Hunger Coalition will distribute the cans to local food programs, adding to the total of over 64,000 pounds of food donated through the event since 2013.

Community members can help fight hunger by registering a team with United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties. Before the event, teams collect non-perishable food donations, or purchase the items needed to create a sculpture of their design. Teams who register by May 12th will be entered to win Craft River tickets to a 2023 Rafters game!

On June 15th, teams will build their sculptures at Witter Field between 10am – 4pm. The sculptures will be on display during the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters game against the Kalamazoo Growlers starting at 6:35pm. 

A panel of judges will determine awards for the “Most Nutritious” and “Most Creative” sculptures, and fans in attendance will help decide the “Community Choice Award” by voting for their favorite design. The winning teams get to go on-field between innings to receive their awards!

In 2022, the winners were:

  • Most Creative:  WestRock
  • Most Nutritious:  Solarus
  • Community Choice Award – Major League:  Paper City Savings
  • Community Choice Award – Minor League:  Grace Lutheran Church


To register your team for United We Can and take a swing at hunger, visit www.uwswac.org or contact Ben Eberlein at 715-421-0390 or [email protected].


About the South Wood County Hunger Coalition

The mission of the South Wood County Hunger Coalition is working together to reduce hunger.  An initiative of the United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties, the Coalition was created by local food providers, community programs, and community members who are concerned about hunger issues.  The Coalition fights hunger in our community by working collectively to raise awareness of local food disparity and increase access to food resources in south Wood County.

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