Brookfield and international charity Canstruction have started a Christmas charity drive with an aim to provide 5,900 cans of food to men, women and children in need of assistance over the festive period. The cans are estimated to equate to 3,400 meals.
Three Christmas themed sculptures will be displayed at Brookfield's Sydney properties at 50 Goulburn Street, 10 Shelley Street and Darling Park until Sunday 14 December. The exhibitions will run between 8am and 6pm daily before the sculptures are dismantled to provide approximately 1,100 kilograms of food to OzHarvest.
Kurt Wilkinson, President and Chief Operating Officer Australia of Brookfield explains that by working with Canstruction, they are helping to provide both tenants and visitors an opportunity to help a greater cause.
10 Shelley Street will be hosting a 2.53-metre Christmas tree made of 1,600 cans of a mix of garden peas and red kidney beans.
50 Goulburn Street will be home to a 1.85-metre Snowman made of over 1,500 cans in a mix of tuna, salmon and tomatoes.
Brookfield’s Darling Park property will showcase two 2.17-metre nutcrackers made of 2,800 cans of salmon, tuna, corn kernel and tomatoes.
A one-of-a-kind charity, Canstruction hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures that are made out of full cans of food. At the end of the exhibition the sculptures are dismantled and cans donated to local hunger relief organisations. The innovative charity has displayed sculptures in over 150 cities globally.
The food from Brookfield’s can sculptures will be donated to OzHarvest, the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia. The organisation collects quality excess food from commercial outlets, delivering it direct and free of charge to over 500 charities throughout Australia.