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11th annual CANstruction competition to help raise food for Hawaii Foodbank

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On Saturday, October 1st, teams of local architects and allied design professionals will “canstruct” giant structures made entirely of canned food in Pearlridge Center’s Uptown Center Court in the 11th Annual Canstruction competition, a community service project of AIA Honolulu.  This year’s theme: Galacti-CAN-Goods, reflecting the human desire for exploration and discovery, and our heightened craving for science, technology and creativity…with cans.

The Canstruction competition is a fun effort of AIA Honolulu architects as well as other design professionals to collect canned food for the Hawaii Foodbank. In the past 10 years, Canstruction has raised nearly 330,000 pounds of needed canned food for the Hawaii Foodbank – enough for approximately 260,000 meals for the hungry in our community.

Starting that Saturday afternoon and all the way through Saturday, October 15th, members of the public are invited to vote for their favorite structures through our one-can-one-vote system to determine the Canstruction People’s Choice Award. All canned-food donations go right to the Hawaii Foodbank. Also, this Saturday during the Canstruction build, kids are invited to bring five cans of food on Saturday to participate in the Kids Can Corner from 10 to noon. With the help of AIA Honolulu member-architects, the keiki will help build a giant structure out of canned food.

Over the past decade, the Canstruction® competition has raised nearly 330,000 pounds of critical canned food for the Hawaii Foodbank – enough for approximately 260,000 meals for the hungry in our community.

For more information, visit the AIA Honolulu Web site at www.aiahonolulu.org.

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