CANstruction 2022 Honors Literary Favorites
CANstruction, an annual design and build event of giant canned food structures – “cansculptures” – benefiting the North Texas Food Bank is on display now at NorthPark Center.
The annual competition brings together the design, engineering and construction industries to build sculptures that in past years have included canned video game characters, superheroes, iconic landmarks from across the globe, and even Dirk Nowitzki. The sculptures are then on display for the public at NorthPark Center.
Now in its 30th year, CANstruction Dallas has provided millions of canned food items for the NTFB that are then distributed to our neighbors experiencing hunger through our direct feeding programs and our feeding network of more than 400 food pantries and other community organizations. These food resources are especially important now as our region sees elevated hunger needs that exceed levels at the height of the pandemic due to soaring inflation. Household budgets are stretched thin, forcing many families to choose between food and other necessities.
Last year’s video game themed CANstruction raised over $40,000 and nearly 90,000 pounds of canned goods. The canned manifestations of beloved video game characters such as Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Mario and many more can be viewed at www.ntfb.org/canstruction2021.
Nineteen organizations are participating in this year’s event where canstructures will represent the theme, Writing to End Hunger. We invite you to check out a “sneak peek” of some of this year’s sculptures below from Build Day. To see the complete constructions, visit NorthPark Center now through Sept. 11.
Thank you to all the companies and organizations who are supporting CANstruction this year. We appreciate you bringing your creativity and compassion to fighting hunger in North Texas!
Thank you to the following companies for their participation:
Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, Inc.
Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc.
DLR Group | Turner Construction
Freese and Nichols
Henderson Engineers | BRR Architects | Ridgemont Construction
JHP Architecture/Urban Design | RLG Consulting Engineers
L.A. Fuess Partners
LEO A DALY | The Router Room
O’Brien Architects | Kimley-Horn
Stantec Consulting Services
To vote for your favorite canstructure, visit https://www.ntfb.org/canstruction. $1=1 vote and enters you into a raffle to win a La Scuola cooking class for two!