THE GREAT CANSHARE – WAS HE ABLE TO LIFT THE FOOD CANS?


 A Strongman Attempted to Lift the Cans Collected by YMCA of Greater Boston


On Wednesday, November 13th at the Dorchester Branch of the Greater Boston YMCA, The Great CANShare Event was held to celebrate the Y’s contribution to Mayor Menino’s CANshare Food Campaign. As part of the Mayor’s program to fight hunger, this Fall the YMCA of Greater Boston launched its” Get Fit, Give Back” Food Drive collecting 12,000 non-perishable items of food.


In celebration of our success this year, Justin, a Strongman tried to deadlifted a vehicle filled with cans.  While many Y members and fans watched in anticipation, Justin succeeds in lifting many boxes filled with cans of food!  To add to the celebration of the day, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Trunk paid a visit and provided frozen yogurt to all.


 Kevin Washington, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston said today, “he is proud to have been a major contributor to Mayor Menino’s Boston CANshare initiative.” Further, Washington “believes that making healthy foods more accessible to low-income Boston residents is an important priority for our community.”