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United We Can



The South Wood County Hunger Coalition is hosting the eight annual United We Can food sculpture contest.  Teams from around the community will create sculptures made entirely out of canned food (and other basic need items) donated by businesses and friends.  After the event, the SWC Hunger Coalition will distribute the collected items to area food programs.  In 2019, this event collected 8,485 pounds of food, for a total 47,580 pounds of food since 2013!  Register your team today!   Can’t be there that day to build?  SPONSOR A TEAM!  Call Stefanie at United Way for details.


At a Glance

Date:  June 17, 2020
Time:  10am - 4pm
Location:  Witter Field (521 Lincoln St., Wisconsin Rapids)
Food sculptures will be displayed at the Rafters game against the Kalamazoo Growleres starting at 6:35pm
Click here to download our Team Registration Form
Click here to download our Team Registration Flyer
Click here to download our Event Flyer



Sign up for the Major League using over 500 items; or the Minor League using under 500 items.

You may build any kind of structure.  It can be as simple as a logo or as ornate as you would like.

You may use other props and supporting materials when building your sculpture, but your structure must be comprised of at least 50 percent food items and/or basic needs items.  A platform is suggested.

The sculpture must fit within a 10’x10’ space.

Collected items cannot be painted, taped or otherwise altered in a way that makes them unsuitable for donation.

Stalls at Witter Field do not allow for 360 degree viewing of your sculpture, but you can incorporate signage.

A team from your organization must set up the structure between 10am and 4pm on June 13, 2019.  It is not necessary for your team to be there the entire time.  Someone from your team MUST return on Friday, June 14th between 9am and 11am to remove any non-food or supporting materials used in your construction.

As you are planning and constructing, please track the following:

  • Number of items.  For example:  2,000 cans of tuna and 16 jars of peanut butter.
  • Dollars invested.
  • Number of team members.
  • How did you obtain the items?  For example:  food drive, corporate donation, employee collection, etc.

Click on picture below for gallery of 2019

Each team will receive up to four complimentary tickets to stay for the game!


Next Steps

Register today by completing the registration form.  Need a form?  Contact Stefanie Drexler at United Way at 715-421-0390 or

Gather your most creative team and design your entry.

Let your employees know what food items and quantities you will need and do a “trial run.”

Have a blast constructing your sculpture on June 17, 2020 at Witter Field for judging and Community Choice Award.


Judging & Recognition

A team of judges will award prizes for: “Most Nutritious” and “Most Creative” for each league during the Rafters game.

A “Community Choice Award” for each league will be chosen by those in attendance at the game, and awarded a traveling trophy.


2019 Winners

Most Creative: Paper City Savings
Most Nutritious:  ERCO Worldwide
Community Choice Award – Major League: Aspirus
Community Choice Award – Minor League: Boy Scouts