CANstruction is an annual exhibit and design competition that connects talented architects, engineers, contractors, and students to imagine and create colossal structures built completely out of canned food items. The structures are on display on the fourth floor of the New York State Museum for two weeks, raising awareness of food insecurity in our region while highlighting the local talent of design firms. At the close of the exhibit, every can is donated to The Food Pantries for the Capital District to help feed families in the Capital Region.
In 2020, the last full event before COVID, CANstruction brought in 117,965 pounds of food and a donation to The Food Pantries for the Capital District of $50,000! This brought the Capital Region CANstruction’s impact to over 825,818 pounds and nearly $318,954 since it’s inception.
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