NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- Carnival Cruise Line is capping off a holiday food and fund drive to benefit Second Harvest by donating over 17,000 cans of food to construct the world’s largest cruise ship made of canned goods. The cans will ultimately provide more than 75,000 meals for those in need this holiday season. The Saints, Second Harvest and Carnival Cruise Line have teamed up for this very special project.
Volunteers from the New Orleans chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Second Harvest Food Bank will begin building the massive 30-foot-long cruise ship – one can at a time – on Sunday, Dec. 20 just outside Champions Square. The canned cruise ship will be completed on the afternoon of Monday, Dec. 21, prior to the Saints’ match-up with the Detroit Lions on ESPN’s Monday Night Football (kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. EST/7:30 p.m. CST).
100 volunteers will construct a Carnival Cruise ship made of 17,000+ canned goods by hand. The 17,474 cans include: cream style navy beans, cream style red beans, peas, carrots, navy bean bags, tomato meat sauce, tuna, black beans, evaporated milk, cranberry jellied sauce. Once constructed, the ship will measure 30 feet long by 10 feet high.