Canstruction – sculptures for a cause

I wanted to take a moment to step away from technology and introduce an amazing program that is helping fill food banks around the world.   Canstruction is a non-profit organization that has been holding competitions around the United States for over 20 years that focuses on creating unique and interesting sculptures using only canned goods.  All cans used in the sculptures are than donated to local food banks and food drives. 

Canstruction is open to both “pro” teams such as architects and designers; as well as “amateur” teams which include schools and educational groups.  The teams collect donations, put together blueprints and have a few hours to build their very own “canstructure.”  Since its beginning in 1992 more than 17.5 million pounds of canned food have been donated. 

The canstruction events have been held in more than 140 cities in both North America and Europe.  If you are interested in starting your own, or to find one in your area visit www.canstruction.org.

 

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