Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is so fortunate to have so many incredible events supporting our neighbors facing hunger; however, Canstruction Orlando may be the most unique! Canstruction Orlando is an artistic and architectural way raise awareness of the issue of hunger in Central Florida. Canstruction is an international hunger relief charity that raises millions of pounds of food each year for food banks worldwide. Teams design and build giant structures made entirely out of cans of food and other non-perishable food items. At the end of the exhibition in Central Florida, all of the food is donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to help feed local kids, families and seniors facing hunger.
Teachers have gone to extraordinary lengths to teach students for the last two years. This year, Canstruction Orlando honored teachers while supporting Central Florida neighbors facing hunger with the 2022 theme of “Hungry to Learn,” sponsored by Addition Financial. These structures were displayed at the Orlando Science Center from September 10 – October 2 for guests to learn more about food insecurity in Central Florida and how they can get involved.
Three days after Hurricane Ian destroyed parts of our community and when power loss and flooding were still prevalent in many hard-hit neighborhoods, the Canstruction teams regrouped at the Orlando Science Center to deCanstruct their structures. In the end, more than 16,000 cans were donated to Second Harvest Food Bank to provide more than 14,509 meals for Central Floridians facing hunger.
The donated cans and other nonperishable food items will be an incredible source of relief for individuals dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Thank you for reminding us that one can really CAN make a difference.
There are many ways to fight hunger.
Food Drives. Volunteer Shifts. Special Events.