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Feeding the Hungry One Can at a Time

At the close of the event, the food items used in the CANstruction displays are donated to local food banks.

Canstruction is an annual design and build competition, held in over 140 cities worldwide, in which displays are built entirely out of non-perishable food items by architectural, engineering, and construction firms. The giant art exhibits are then displayed for public viewing and judged on creativity and the quantity and quality of the food items included in the structure. After the event, the structures are dismantled, and the food items are donated to local food banks for distribution to community emergency feeding programs. In 2012, Canstruction donated over 3.4 million pounds of food to local food banks, enough food to provide 2.5 million meals.

BergerABAM’s Vancouver office has teamed with Holland Partners Group and LRS Architects to participate in the Canstruction event scheduled for 22 April at Pioneer Place in downtown Portland, Oregon. Displays will be de-canstructed on 28 April, and the cans will be distributed to the Oregon Food Bank.

The Canstruction competitions enable thousands of people to be fed and provide a greater awareness of the issues surrounding hunger, proving that “One CAN Make A Difference.” To learn more about the Portland Canstruction event, click here.