Local design/build firms have joined efforts to benefit hunger
relief this upcoming holiday season by donating their time and
talents to canstruct unique 10-by-10-foot structures using an
estimated 30,000 pounds of canned or boxed food items.
structures are completed, each will be judged for local awards in
categories such as “Best Use of Labels,” “Best Meal,” “Structural
Ingenuity,” and “Juror’s Favorite.” After the local award winners
are determined, detailed photos of the winning structures will go on
to compete nationally against structures from 50 other Canstruction®
competitions across the country. Since the St. Louis
competition began in 2000, local firms have received an unmatched
six national awards – including the 2003 competition
when Mackey Mitchell Associates won the national “Juror’s Favorite”
award with their creative “Jack ‘Can’ A Box” structure.
St. Louis Mills
5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd.
Hazelwood, MO 63042
November 09 - November 17, 2005
The cans used to create the structures
will be donated to the St. Louis Area Foodbank and the Harvey
Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry - a Foodbank member agency. Each organization will use the
collections to help feed the increased local need this holiday
Canstruction® began in St. Louis in 2000, the event has
collected more than 150,000 canned goods for the local community in