It's Cantastic! / by peter podlas

The Grateful Bean(ie)   2,905 cans, Boston Event 2015

The Grateful Bean(ie) 2,905 cans, Boston Event 2015


Canstruction is an international charity competition where architects, engineers and contractors compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food.  At the close of the competition all of the food is donated to food banks all across the world.  The structures go on display to the public as a giant art exhibition and the cost of admission: just one can of food.

Since its inception in 1992, Canstruction has grown to become one of the largest and most consistent canned food contributors to food banks in the wold.  Canstruction events have been held in over 150 cities worldwide donating nearly 30 million pounds of food to feed the hungry since 1992.

The latest NYC Canstruction exhibit was held last week in lower Manhattan with food items being to to CITY Harvest.  The Canstruction Long Island competition fights hunger right here on Long Island! Their 2015 competition, held last month, was exhibited in Uniondale.  The exhibit closed on November 11th.

As we approach the upcoming holiday season, consider helping our neighbors in need by donating to your local food bank.  Or better yet, form a team, be a sponsor or donate to Canstruction Long Island.  For more information on this Long Island chapter visit: