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State Capitol gets recanstructed by California Grocers Association

A miniature of the Capitol made of cans of pork and beans, tuna and white hominy is on display near the east entrance through the end of December.
A miniature of the Capitol made of cans of pork and beans, tuna and white hominy is on display near the east entrance through the end of December. akoseff@sacbee.com

Before making their way to local charities as holiday donations, more than 5,000 cans of pork and beans, tuna and white hominy are portraying California State Capitol as part of a display presented by the California Grocers Association.

Assembled near the east entrance of the Capitol on Nov. 7, the 5,800-pound miniature is the creation of Canstruction, a charity that builds enormous “cansculptures” to raise food for hunger relief organizations.

Originally commissioned for the California Grocers Association’s September conference in Palm Springs, the display was later shipped to Sacramento and rebuilt at the Capitol, where it will exhibit through the end of December.

“This is a terrific opportunity for CGA to showcase the fantastic work our industry does in helping the less fortunate,” President Ron Fong said in a statement.

Cans for the project were donated by Chicken of the Sea, Juanita’s Foods and United Grocers, Inc.

Call The Bee’s Alexei Koseff, (916) 321-5236. Follow him on Twitter @akoseff.

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