Canstruction

Canstruction

About This Campaign



This event is hosted by the Genesee Valley Center and benefits the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

Canstruction is a unique design & build charity art exhibition! Teams of students build structures entirely from canned foods. Please take a moment to watch the brief video for some examples of these amazing builds! The competition is a fun and exciting way for young people to engage in teambuilding while practicing leadership, creativity, mathematics, and design...all while working for a good cause: Feeding those in need in Food Bank of Eastern Michigan's 22 county service area. You CAN make a difference! 

This competition will take place at Genesee Valley Center in March. Structures will be on display March 11th-23rd, but please go to the mall and vote for your favorite between March 11th and 15th! The structure with the most votes will win the People's Choice Award. Overall, there are 6 awards which will be given out at the ceremony on March 16th. Come join us for a new and different event!!

ATTN TEAMS:  A $100 donation secures your spot in the competition and will be applied to the cost of the canned food for your structure. To register your team, select the Register button on this page. Registration is free! Once your team is registered, you will be required to make a $100 tax-deductible donation to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, which you can do through the "I CAN" donation button on your team's page. This donation will be directed toward the purchase of food for your structure. 

If your team wishes to collect additional donations for your structure, please direct your supporters to your team's page. Your team must have a maximum of 5 official student builders and a school official or parent contact. You do not have to add each team member during registration. For more information or help with registration please contact Katie Howicz at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan: khowicz@fbem.us or 810-239-4441.




Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • Genesee Valley Center
  • 3341 S. Linden Road
  • Flint, MI 48507
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Mar 09, 2019 10:00 am to
  • Mar 10, 2019 04:00 pm

Our Benefactors

Our Supporters

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

Campaign to Support Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

Serving families in need since 1981, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has grown to provide more than 28 million pounds of food, including over 10 million pounds of fresh produce, each year.  Working through a network of more than 415 partner agencies, including local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters, the Food Bank impacts more than 331,000 people who struggle with hunger throughout 22 eastern Michigan counties.  The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is a 501(c)3 organization.  

Fundraising Teams

Hearth Homeschool Homies

HEARTH Homeschool is 'U-NO Reversing world hunger through CANstruction.

$100
raised
1
Supporter

Girls Giving for Good- Girl Scout Troop 76336

We are a group of Girl Scouts from Turril Elementary in Lapeer, Mi. We are excited to be able to work together to help others who do not have access to food.

$100 raised (100%)
1
Supporter

Grand Blanc Team 9933 Blazing Turtles

We're a FIRST Robotics team from Grand Blanc East and West Middle School. We want to help our community and fight hunger while incorporating what we learn on our team. We're so excited to build something unique while helping end hunger!

$100
raised
1
Supporter

Powers Catholic Cansters

The members of the Powers Catholic National Art Honor Society wanted to use their artistic abilities to help their community.

$0
raised
0
Supporters

Albums

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Sample Photos from past Canstruction Events around the world.

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Recognized for a commitment to art, innovation, and hunger relief Canstruction events and art exhibitions have helped raise millions of pounds of food for local food banks.

The idea of Canstruction was founded by the Society for Design Administration in 1992. SDA introduced Canstruction Competitions as a way to unite the design and engineering industries through a unique and fun medium that will improve the lives of the underprivileged and underserved. Competitions are held annually in over 150 cities around the world, raising over 40 million pounds of food since 1992.

See More at Canstruction.org



  1. Raegen
    Raegen Girls Giving for Good- Girl Scout Troop 76336

    Are you looking for a couple of girls to help? Troop 75722 out of Swartz Creek would love to help you build.

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    Girl Scout Troop 7633 gave a $100 donation to support Girls Giving for Good- Girl Scout Troop 76336
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  3. Hearth Homeschool
    Hearth Homeschool gave a $100 donation to support Hearth Homeschool Homies
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