Canstruction -  It starts with one can.  To feed the Hungry.  To lift the spirit.  To change the world.

Canstruction is using one can of food as a catalyst for change.  One can to represent the building blocks of massive sculptures.  One can to prove that every act of kindness makes a difference.  Since 1992, Canstruction has contributed more than 17.5 million pounds of food to community food banks, demonstrating that we can win the fight against hunger.

Five local architecture firms will compete in 2013's Canstruction:

  • King+King Architects
  • NKB
  • Bivens Architects
  • Open Atelier
  • QPK Design

Each firm will build a structure entirely of non-perishable food on Saturday, August 24 beginning at 10am in the Horticulture Building at the New York State Fair.  On that day, representatives from Food Bank of Central New York will be on hand with information about their work and will accept monetary donations. At the end of the Fair, the non-perishable food items will be donated to Food Bank of Central New York to distribute to individuals and families in need within the emergency food network.

For more information, visit the NYS Fair website