CANstruction

Photo: The D.C. CANda by Gilbane Building Company - 2017 Best Use of Labels Winner

2018 Theme: CAN't Stop the Beet!
Build Out: Sunday, November 18
Dates: Sunday, November 18 - Sunday, November 25, 2018
Location: National Building Museum

Canstruction is a nationwide program that aims to raise awareness about hunger. In DC, Canstruction is organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation as a creative design-build competition that benefits the Capital Area Food Bank through donations of canned goods. Teams from architecture and design firms from Washington, DC use their skills to build sculptures out of cans of food. The nutritious shelf-stable food is donated to the Capital Area Food Bank for distribution to those in need after the event.

We especially encourage visitors to stop by the National Building Museum on Friday, November 23 (Black Friday) to view the sculptures and vote for their favorite one by bringing a canned good donation. Please join us in this Black Friday activity as an alternative to the excesses of shopping on the day after Thanksgiving.

Sponsored by: BluEdge, Giant, National Building Museum, TW Perry

Organized by: The Washington Architectural Foundation and the Capital Area Food Bank

The 2017 nature-themed sculptures collected a total of 73,169 pounds of food plus $8,191 in “votes” for the Capital Area Food Bank. That's over 75,000 meals!

Register today for 2018!