What weighs 600 pounds, is 13 feet tall, and is made up of 45,000 empty juice-boxes (Kids Food Basket blog)? A pile of trash left behind after lunchtime at an elementary school? Not exactly. This is a very creative ArtPrize piece. It is a larger-than-life example of the meals that are provided for school kids by Kids Food Basket. “Sack Supper,” by Rick Vangelderen and Interactive Studio is a symbolic piece of art which represents the main mission of Kids Food Basket. “Sack Supper” is “also intended to pay tribute to the hundreds of generous volunteers and organizations in the community who generously give of themselves to provide food items, assemble the sack suppers and deliver them to the kids at school” (ArtPrize).
Although individual disposable juice-boxes are not exactly environmentally friendly, at least these 45 thousand boxes have been reused in order to represent a great organization and their campaign to help hungry kids.
“Sack Supper” is located on the second floor of the DeVos Place Convention Center. To find out more about Kids Food Basket, please visit their website at- www.kidsfoodbasket.org.