Canstruction® Annual Competition
November 3 – 16, 2016
Begins: November 3, 2016
Ends: November 16, 2016
Exhibit Location: Street and Lobby Levels of 230 Vesey Street at Brookfield Place, New York, NY 10281
Times: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, except November 16, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Through Canstruction, teams of architects, engineers and contractors build structures out of un-opened cans of food. These are then placed on display in this annual event and later donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need.
About City Harvest:
City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982 and, this year, will collect 55 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, restaurants, grocers, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the five boroughs. City Harvest takes a long-term approach to hunger relief through its Healthy Neighborhoods initiative. In communities with elevated rates of food insecurity, poverty and diet-related illnesses, City Harvest has developed programs and partnerships to increase the availability of affordable, fresh produce and inspire healthy, budget-conscious meal choices through nutrition education. To learn more about food rescue, hunger relief and Healthy Neighborhoods in New York City, visit cityharvest.org.