Canstruction of the Southern Tier
Structures on Display
March 17-24, 2019
Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, NY
Teams of architects, engineers, students and businesses building together
To raise awareness and food for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and CHOW
What is Canstruction®?
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. The Southern Tier is joined by 100 cities across North America who will hold Canstruction competitions in the coming year. Highlighting the creativity and compassion of our community groups, these astounding structures are helping to change the world– by lifting the spirits of those in need, by raising public awareness, and most importantly, by collecting millions of pounds of food for local food banks.
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.
Peoples’ Choice Small Structure
(Less than 1,500 cans)
Structure Name: Bite Out of Hunger with the Big Apple
Team: Chenango Valley School District
Peoples’ Choice Large Structure
(More than 1,500 cans)
Structure Name: The Hunger Tank
Team: Broome Tioga BOCES New Visions & Lockheed Martin
Structure Name: Be A Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud
Best Original Design
Structure Name: We Wreck Hunger
Team: Broome Tioga BOCES Skills USA & Visions Federal Credit Union
Structure Name: When Fighting Hunger, The Sky is the Limit
Team: IBI Group
Structure Name: Gearing Up to Fight Hunger
Team: SUNY Broome
Best Use of Labels
Structure Name: Ending Hunger, It’s Not Quantum Physics
Team: BAE Systems
Structure Name: Etching Away Hunger in Our Community
ASHRAE Twin Tiers Chapter
BT BOCES New Visions & Lockheed Martin
Broome Tioga BOCES Skills USA & Visions Federal Credit Union
Chenango Valley School District
STYP & Tioga State Bank
Do you think you have what it takes to design and build a structure made of nothing more than canned food?
Entry Fee is $100 per team (non-refundable)
Teams are responsible for acquiring the canned food their structures
Contact the Canstruction Committee
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!
Chemung Canal Trust Company, DataFlow, UHS
Broome Leadership Institute Alumni Association, IBI Group, Lightspec, Marchuska Brothers Construction, McIntosh Labs, National Pipe & Plastics, NBT Bank, The Raymond Corporation, United Methodist Homes, Vestal Rotary Club