Building Heroes


Canstruction Orlando 2015Heroes come in many different shapes and forms, but here at the food bank, our favorite heroes are the ones we call “Hunger Heroes”. These heroes are some of the most selfless people we’ve met – always putting others’ needs first, spreading awareness of the great need of food in our community, and fighting tirelessly to end hunger.

That’s why we were so excited to find out that the theme for this year’s Canstruction event is “Hunger Heroes”! Every year at Canstruction, some of our very own Hunger Heroes in the community form teams together to compete in a one-of-a-kind competition. These teams design a structure to fit the theme, and build the entire structure out of cans of food and non-perishable items. The best part? At the end of the competition, all of the cans and non-perishable items are donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to help fight hunger!

Canstruction 2014 Canstruction 2014 Canstruction 2014The 22nd Annual Canstruction event will kick-off this year on Sunday, October 4th at Orlando’s Fashion Square Mall. Not only will we be able to see some real life Hunger Heroes in action, but we’re certainly set to be in awe of the amazing structures these teams will be building. The structures will be on display until Sunday, October 11th, so you have a whole week to come and check them out. We hope to see you there!

After you check them out, be sure to have a say in the “People’s Choice” structure by voting for your favorite one on Facebook! You can do this by “liking” your favorite structure on the Canstruction Facebook:

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We’d like to send a huge thank you to David Stone and Keith Newhouse, the Chairs of Canstruction Orlando, and the rest of the Canstruction Committee for all of their hard work and dedication that has gone into this event. Another big thanks goes to Orlando Fashion Square for being our generous host year after year. Amazing community partners such as Canstruction Orlando are an incredible help in the fight against hunger and we appreciate their continued support.
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Maureen Mikel
Event Specialist

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