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Canstruction of the Southern Tier

Structures on Display

April 26 – May 3, 2020


Various locations in Downtown Binghamton


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.

2019 Canstructures


Do you have what it takes to design and build a structure made of nothing more than canned food?

Entry Fee

Entry Fee is $100 per team
Teams are responsible for acquiring the canned food in their structures

Thank you to our
2019 Teams

ASHRAE Twin Tiers Chapter
BAE Systems

BT BOCES New Visions & Lockheed Martin
Broome Tioga BOCES Skills USA &
Visions Federal Credit Union
Chenango Valley School District

IBI Group
STYP & Tioga State Bank
SUNY Broome


Help feed neighbors in need and showcase your business as a leader in the fight against hunger!

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Marquee Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Committee Sponsor
Silver Sponsors

Chemung Canal Trust Company, DataFlow, UHS

Supporting Sponsors

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

A Special Thank You to our 2019 host: The Oakdale Mall

For more information contact:
Canstruction Chairperson, Jamie Jacobs
(607) 723-7441 ext. 305  |