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Canned Food Art Sculpture to Be Erected at Ralph Ellison Library

What will the Oklahoma Food Bank need during the holiday season?  A Great Pyramid of Food, that’s what. 

You can contribute to the creation of a sculpture made of canned food by bringing some “building blocks” of food to the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23rd Street.  The construction of the sculpture will take place on Saturday, November 20, beginning at 11:00a.m.  The sculpture will remain on display at Ralph Ellison before the canned food is donated to the Oklahoma Food Bank.

“I know we’re not supposed to play with our food,” said librarian Anna Todd, “but just this once I think it’ll be okay.  We’ll make sure the cans stay in good shape for their trip to the Food Bank.”

The Oklahoma Food Bank is especially appreciative of non-perishable foods as it is in need of food all year round and not just during the holidays, when giving is at its height.

“A lot of good people who are going through tough times right now need our help,” added librarian Taryn Kingery.  “This food sculpture is our way of drawing attention to the problem of hunger and kid around a little at the same time.”

For more information about the Ralph Ellison Library Canned Food Art Sculpture, call the library at 424-1437.  For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.