Groups team for canned-food charity competition

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Esther Short — With cans of food as building blocks, employees of two Vancouver offices recently "canstructed" a large statue of Wreck-It Ralph, the titular star of the 2012 Disney animated movie. Construction consulting firm BergerABAM's Vancouver office in April teamed with Vancouver-based developers the Holland Partner Group to design the structure for the annual Portland Canstruction event, which invited companies to create thematic structures out of canned-food donations. The "Wreck-It Ralph" entry, titled "Game Over Hunger," won the Juror's Favorite award. The cans used in the event were donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Combined with other recent fundraisers, the two local companies have brought in more than $11,000 to fight hunger so far this year.