For the 16th straight year, UNO students and faculty waited for the campus bell tower to strike noon Wednesday so they could get to work stacking cans for a good cause.
The can's were stacked as part of the Bell Tower Challenge, benefiting the Omaha Food Bank. Judges picked the best in categories from most creative to most enthusiastic and of course the team that can stack the most cans.
That honor went to UNO’s ROTC, which has won it every year since the event started. So what's the secret? "We have a time-proven process, which I will not reveal,” said senior Michael Daly.
“It's our debt secret on how we win it every year and I think we've won it 17 years in a row now, so we're real proud of that." In other words, that information is classified.
Students who shaped an “N” from the stacked cans said volunteering is important and called this a unique opportunity.
“This time we actually got to donate something to somebody so that was really cool,” said senior Jami Scott. “All these cans that our organization brought today we got to give to the Food Bank."
Students and faculty donated over 2,700 pounds of food to the Food Bank, about the same amount collected last year.