11/2 – 11/15
Nov. 2-14: 10 AM - 8 PM
Nov. 15: 10 AM - 6 PM
An extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world, Canstruction challenges 27 teams of architects, engineers, and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The large scale structures are placed on display and later donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need.
Check back for updates on the 2017 award winning sculptures! Awards will be granted in the following categories:
Best Original Design
Best Use of Labels
Cheri C. Melillo Award
DONATE TO CITY HARVEST:
Admission is free! If you’d like to contribute to Canstruction you can drop off non-perishable food items in the donation bin located at 230 Vesey, 2nd level.
ABOUT CITY HARVEST:
City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982 and, this year, will collect 59 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, grocers, restaurants, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the five boroughs. In addition, our Healthy Neighborhoods initiative address long term food insecurity through community partnerships that work to increase access to affordable and wholesome food. To learn more about food rescue, Healthy Neighborhoods, and fighting hunger in New York City, visit cityharvest.org.