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It starts with ONE can. To feed the hungry. To lift the spirit. To change the world.
Canstruction® is an international hunger-relief competition where teams compete to design and build giant structures made entirely out of canned food.
Do you think you have what it takes to design and build a structure made of nothing more than canned food? Download the entry form here!
Who: Teams of architects, engineers and designers
When: March 17-24, 2019
Where: Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, NY
Why: To benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and CHOW
Cost: Entry Fee is $100 per team (non-refundable)
Teams are responsible for acquiring the canned food for their structures
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors
Marquee Sponsor: Visions Federal Credit Union
Gold Sponsors: Lockheed Martin
Supporting Sponsors: Broome Leadership Institue Alumni Association,
National Pipe & Plastics, Inc., The Raymond Corporation
Special thanks to Oakdale Mall.
Interested in sponsorship? Download the form here!
2019 Canstruction Teams
Chenango Valley CSD
BAE Systems, Inc.
Mix, mingle and celebrate philanthropy at the 2019 CANSTRUCTION AWARDS
5:30-7:30PM, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Johnson City, NY
2018 Canstruction Award Winners
ASHRAE Twin Tier Chapter
Structure Name: ASHRAE Logo
Special Award: Best Adherence to the Rules
Structure Name: Stantec’s Lego Safety Engineer
Special Award: Best Toy Structure
Southern Tier Young Professionals & Tioga State Bank
Structure Name: Striking the Gavel and Ending Hunger
Special Award: Best Community Spirit
Chenango Valley CSD & Weis Markets
Structure Name: Making a Giraffic Difference
Peoples Chose Small Structure (Less than 1,500 cans)
Special Award: Best Tee-Shirt Design
Structure Name: Making Hunger History
Peoples Chose Large Structure (More than 1,500 cans)
Special Award: Best Use of Little Kids
Structure Name: Better Together
Special Award: Most Improved Team
BT BOCES New Visions & Lockheed Martin
Structure Name: Stopping Hunger is UP to You!
Best Original Design
Special Award: Best Movie Themed Structure
BT BOCES Skills USA & Visions Federal Credit Union
Structure Name: Building Bridges to End Hunger
Special Award: Most Continuously Impressive Team
Keystone Associates & Action for Older Persons
Structure Name: CANdyland
Special Award: Best Organization Collaboration Award
Johnson City CSD & IBI Group
Structure Name: Tetris
Best Use of Labels
Special Award: Most Organized Team
Structure Name: We CAN Create a BUZZ for SUNY Broome
Special Award: Most Persistent Team
Other Special Awards:
2018 “Canstructor” Award: Grant Lanterman
Most Supportive Business: IBM
2018 Volunteer Award: Patty Rando
All food and funds donated benefit hunger relieft efforts in Broome County by:
The Food Bank of the Southern Tier and CHOW work in partnership to leverage national, regional, and local resources to end hunger in our community. The canned food used in each structure will be distributed through CHOW to emergency food programs throughout Broome County including food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community meal programs. The funds raised will support both agencies’ hunger-relief efforts including the Food Bank’s BackPack Program™. Winners of Canstruction® of the Southern Tier will be nominated for the chance to compete on a national level.
Canstruction® is organized under the auspices of The Society for Design Administration (SDA).
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Elmira, New York 14903
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(Summer hours Mon.-Thurs. 8-4:30; Fri. 8-1)
The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN 20-8808059