Although the company is better known for tractors and used farm equipment that is vital to the agricultural industry, John Deere also remains a significant charitable organization. According to the Aledo Times Record, the company recently set a new world record with its can sculpture project.
The news source reported that John Deere's "Project Can Do" created a full-sized combine that was made entirely from food - 308,448 cans of food and 11,268 bags of food to be exact. The effort is by far the largest sculpture to ever be built from canned food, when compared with the other entries into the Guinness Book of World Records.
According to the Times-Record, the world-record canned-food sculpture was built during November 2011, and required a team of more than 450 John Deere workers and volunteers.
"Project 'Can Do' gave our employees, retirees and their families a tremendous sense of accomplishment and pride in being part of this good-will effort," Nicole Schneider, project co-leader/copywriter for John Deere Ag & Turf Division, said in a company release. "We all are thrilled with the success of this project and that all the food was donated to help those in need during this past holiday season."