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What is CANstruction?

CANstruction, Inc. is a national charity of the design and construction industry created by the Society for Design Administration in 1992. For millions (about 1 in 7), each day begins and ends with the anguish of hunger. CANstruction is determined to help end this suffering #letsendhunger. CANstruction is a design/build competition showcasing the talents of design and construction industry professionals and students they mentor. At events held around the world, teams are given 8 to12 hours to defy expectations, logic and gravity as they build fantastic CANsculptures from thousands of CANs of food. Driven by the knowledge that their CANsculptures will change lives – by lifting the spirits of those in need, by raising public awareness, and most importantly, by filling the shelves of local food banks – dedicated volunteers bring their creations to life.  These super-sized masterpieces are judged in a variety of categories. The unconventional art exhibits are opened to the public.

CANstruction uses one CAN as a catalyst for change. One CAN to represent the building blocks of these massive CANsculptures. One CAN to prove that every act of kindness makes a difference. Through the generosity of volunteers, judges and members of the community, CANstruction has contributed millions of pounds of food to community food banks – demonstrating that we CAN win the fight against hunger. One CAN make a difference. One CAN at a time.

Past Anchorage Best Original Design Winners #bestoriginaldesign

Anchorage CANstruction 2024

Hungry to make a difference and help those in your community? Heard about CANstruction and wanted to participate? Loved participating in the past and can't wait for the next build day?

Join us for our 15th event!

Theme :  DISNEY

Build Day: Friday 03/22/2024

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