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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.

Canstruction Logo - Canstruction

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 Award Winners

CVSD Structure 1 - Canstruction

Peoples’ Choice Small Structure
(Less than 1,500 cans)

Structure Name: Bite Out of Hunger with the Big Apple
Team: Chenango Valley School District

BT BOCES Lockheed Martin Structure 1 - Canstruction

Peoples’ Choice Large Structure
(More than 1,500 cans)

Structure Name: The Hunger Tank
Team: Broome Tioga BOCES New Visions & Lockheed Martin

IBM Structure - Canstruction

Juror’s Favorite
Structure Name: Be A Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud
Team: IBM

BT BOCES Visions FCU Structure - Canstruction

Best Original Design
Structure Name: We Wreck Hunger
Team: Broome Tioga BOCES Skills USA & Visions Federal Credit Union

IBI Group Structure - Canstruction

Structural Ingenuity
Structure Name: When Fighting Hunger, The Sky is the Limit
Team: IBI Group

SUNY Broome Structure - Canstruction

Best Meal
Structure Name: Gearing Up to Fight Hunger
Team: SUNY Broome

BAE Structure - Canstruction

Best Use of Labels
Structure Name: Ending Hunger, It’s Not Quantum Physics
Team: BAE Systems

Stantec Structure - Canstruction

Honorable Mention
Structure Name: Etching Away Hunger in Our Community
Team: Stantec

2019 Canstructures


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

Do you think 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 (non-refundable)
Teams are responsible for acquiring the canned food their structures


Contact the Canstruction Committee


Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Marquee Sponsor
VisionsFederalCU blue with orange line - Canstruction
Gold Sponsor
lockheed logo - Canstruction
Committee Sponsor
BLI Alumni LoRes RGB PRD 002 - Canstruction
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 host: The Oakdale Mall

Want to Sponsor to Show Your Support?

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