Canstruction® Orange County combines the fun of a design-build competition with an ingenious way to help feed hungry people.
Local prominent architectural, engineering, planning, and design firms, and students mentored by these professionals, create phenomenal structures built entirely out of canned food. The structures go on view to the public at South Coast Plaza (in conjunction with the Festival of Children), John Wayne Airport, and ARTIC each year throughout the month of September.
Judging occurs in categories such as Best Use of Labels, Structural Ingenuity, Best Meal, and Best Design, and awards are presented at an annual fundraising CAN-DO Awards Celebration.
At the close of the exhibition all of the canned food used in these structures is donated to the OC Food Bank, for distribution to shelters, soup kitchens and other emergency feeding programs.