Canstruction Broome

Canstruction of the Southern Tier

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

IBI Group
Chenango Valley CSD
IBM Corporation
BAE Systems, Inc.
Lockheed Martin


Mix, mingle and celebrate philanthropy at the 2019 CANSTRUCTION AWARDS
5:30-7:30PM, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Oakdale Mall
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
Most Cans
Peoples Chose Large Structure (More than 1,500 cans)
Special Award: Best Use of Little Kids

BAE Systems
Structure Name:  Better Together
Juror’s Favorite
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
Structural Ingenuity
Special Award: Most Continuously Impressive Team

Keystone Associates & Action for Older Persons
Structure Name: CANdyland
Best Meal
Special Award: Best Organization Collaboration Award

Johnson City CSD & IBI Group
Structure Name: Tetris
Best Use of Labels
Special Award: Most Organized Team

SUNY Broome
Structure Name: We CAN Create a BUZZ for SUNY Broome
Honorable Mention
Special Award: Most Persistent Team

Other Special Awards:
2018 “Canstructor” Award: Grant Lanterman
Most Supportive Business: IBM
2018 Volunteer Award: Patty Rando

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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).

For more information contact
Canstruction Chair, Jamie Jacobs via phone (607) 723-7441 ext. 305 or email at

388 Upper Oakwood Ave.
Elmira, New York 14903

Phone: 607.796.6061
Fax: 607.796.6028
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-4 
(Summer hours Mon.-Thurs. 8-4:30; Fri. 8-1)

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