The folks over at Jeep are well-known for creating special edition Jeeps the public can’t buy. It seems like there’s a special edition Jeep created for just about every occasion. Canada Day is no exception.
To celebrate Canada Day 2015, Jeep and the FCA Foundation partnered up with Canstruction Inc. (an international non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness for hunger and poverty, along with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) principles, plus community service) to create a full-scale replica of a Jeep Wrangler… made up entirely of over 4,500 cans of food. The cans of food will provide more than 3,120 meals to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.
The vehicle, funded by FCA, Jeep and Canstruction took approximately 12 hours to complete, and was built can-by-can in the public eye by local students aged 12-18 at Vancouver’s waterfront Canada Place.
Reid Bigland, President and CEO, FCA Canada, says, “This unique Canada Day Canstruction project not only serves as a tool to raise awareness for issues of hunger and poverty in our country, it also demonstrates to the students involved how critical – and fun – subjects like science, technology, engineering and math can be. This project also provides a wonderful opportunity for us to give back to a community that has helped drive FCA’s success in Canada.”
You may remember past FCA Canada, FCA Foundation, and Canstruction projects. In 2012, the team created a full-scale Dodge Caravan in Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto, and in 2014, a Ram pickup in Calgary in 2014 during the city’s famed Stampede. We look forward to seeing next year’s project. Full-scale Alfa-Romeo 4C Spider you can eat, anyone?