Aquarium to donate over 5,000 cans to Crisis Ministries from lighthouse

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The 15-foot-tall Morris Island lighthouse constructed solely of cans donated by Piggly Wiggly, will be taken down from its place in the South Carolina Aquarium's Great Hall.

Crews will be on hand Tuesday to dismantle the lighthouse as well as another canned sculpture representing the train from The Polar Express. All of the cans, along with those donated by guests, will be taken to Crisis Ministries at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

In all, more than 5,200 cans are going to the organization which works to end homelessness and hunger in the Lowcountry. The cans will provide food for hundreds of people. On average, Crisis Ministries' soup kitchen provides 175 lunchtime meals per day to anyone in the community who is in need, in all about 200,000 meals are served there per year.

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