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Shalom Food Pantry hosts its Fourth Annual Kids Can Build

Published: 12/04/2023


Shalom Food Pantry hosts its Fourth Annual Kids Can Build


Guilderland, NY: Join the Shalom Food Pantry today at Crossgates for an exciting competition taking place among various middle schools that benefit the local community. Today, the Shalom Food Pantry is hosting its fourth annual Kids Can Build event. This program is teaching the children the importance of giving back to their community and bringing awareness to food insecurity.

Location: Crossgates Mall, lower level near Burlington Coat Factory



  • Structures are being built from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
  • New this year! Judges will be building a collaborative structure 12:00 p.m. -12:30 p.m.
  • Judging 12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony 1:15 p.m -1:30 p.m

Four local middle schools are participating in the Kids Can Build program. The students are competing by building life size model structures out of donated food items. The structures will then be exhibited at Crossgates for one week until Monday, December 11th.

This competition “brings to life” all of the valuable STEAM educational methods that they are learning in the classroom. The students are incorporating this project into their curriculum for six weeks to design and build their structures using science, math, engineering, technology and art.


Come visit Crossgates to see the ingenuity and creativity that the students have put into their structures. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram for updates on holiday events, promotions & sales offered throughout the season.


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About Crossgates:

Crossgates is the Capital Region’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination offering an impressive selection of national brands and the newest retail concepts.  The center is anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Primark and Best Buy, while offering more than 180 retail shops, including Apple.  Crossgates offers 10 entertainment venues and over 20 on-site eateries, such as Dave & Buster’s, Get Air, Billy Beez, Apex Entertainment, The Standard Restaurant & Lounge, Maggie McFly’s and Regal Cinemas with IMAX. Or simply relax at our award-winning day spa, Spa Mirbeau. Located adjacent to a dual-branded 192-room Homewood Suites and Tru by Hilton hotel, Crossgates is your destination to EAT. SHOP. PLAY. STAY.  Additional information regarding Crossgates can be found at shopcrossgates.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


About Pyramid Management Group, LLC:

Pyramid Management Group, owner of Crossgates, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held real estate developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment destinations and expanding hospitality presence dominates the northeast with 14 properties located throughout New York and Massachusetts. For nearly 50 years, Pyramid has built its reputation on being first, fast, ahead of the curve and always what’s next, leading the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.