Canstruction (link to Canstruction Blog) teams were abuzz on Sunday, October 23rd at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall as they built their Incr”edible” structures made out of cans and other non-perishable food items. Not only are these structures just extraordinary to see in person (how did they build these with just cans and non-perishable food items?!), but they serve a wonderful purpose as well. The build aims to help raise awareness of the 1 in 6 Central Floridians who are in need of food assistance,and at the end of the competition, everything used in the structures will be donated to SHFB. The running count for this year’s event is 24,742 food items so far… wow!
Thank you to all 10 teams that came out and volunteered their time and talent to make these unbelievable structures, as well as the Canstruction Committee, led by the ever-amazing chairs David Stone and Keith Newhouse for making it all happen. You all never cease to impress! A very special thank you to the Orlando Fashion Square Mall as well, for always being such a gracious host for Canstruction.
Want to get involved? You can view the structures and vote for the “People’s Choice” – your favorite one – here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLu9l36bIRxFxMcfQa9po9gGNrTwof2EzwMyqfMJtA4TARzQ/viewform.
If you’d like to donate food or funds, you can do so as well. Financial donations can be made here: http://www.feedhopenow.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ways_gift, and non-perishable donations can be brought into the Distribution Center located at 411 Mercy Dr. Orlando, FL 32805.
These amazing Canstruction structures will be on display at the mall until Sunday, November 6th, so be sure to head down to the Orlando Fashion Square Mall to check them out!