Over 2,500 cans collected in City food drive

The City of Blue Ash Canstruction food drive resulted in more than 2,500 items for the NorthEast Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS) food pantry. The cans were collected throughout April and early May.

City of Blue Ash departments used the cans to construct replicas of Blue Ash Towne Square, City Council Chambers, a September 11th tribute, and a birthday cake to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. The unique architecture went on display at the Blue Ash Recreation Center and the public judged the structures based on creativity, number of cans used, best meal and other criteria. Community members selected the Blue Ash Towne Square display, complete with a United States flag and Bicentennial Veterans Memorial, as the winningest structure. Canstruction competitions are popular nationwide as a way to encourage donations and help those in need.

The cans were delivered to NEEDS on May 7th. The NorthEast Emergency Distribution Services food pantry is located at Kenwood Baptist Church and serves families in northeast Hamilton County year-round.