Choate Construction Company is hosting its first ever Canstruction Competition in Savannah, Georgia at the Jepson Center for the Arts from September 19-24.
Canstruction is an international hunger relief charity that raises millions of pounds of food each year for local food banks across the country. In 2019, the organization donated more than 2 million pounds of food and raised over $500,000 to help end hunger.
In a Canstruction Competition, teams design and build a structure entirely out of canned food with the potential to win in these categories: Best Meal, Structural Ingenuity, Best Original Design, Most Cans, Best Use of Labels, or People’s Choice awards. At the end of Choate’s competition, all canned food will be donated to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia in Savannah, GA and Second Helpings in Hilton Head Island, SC.
The structures will be built on Sunday, September 19 and remain on display until Friday, September 24. Museum goers are encouraged to vote for their favorite structure via a QR code that will be displayed next to each exhibit. Visitors are also welcomed to bring a can of food to the Jepson Center as a personal donation during the week of the competition.
Choate’s Canstruction Competition follows the launch of the company’s new Building Up philanthropic identity and program, as well as Hunger Action Month, a month-long national initiative where people stand together to fight hunger. To learn more about Hunger Action Month, visit feedingamerica.org.
About America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
Established in 1981 in Savannah Georgia, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is a locally inspired, volunteer driven nonprofit food bank and community partnering organization. Second Harvest serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities who are at risk for hunger throughout Southern Georgia. Learn more here.
About Second Helpings
Second Helpings is a nonprofit food rescue and distribution network striving to eliminate hunger in the South Carolina Lowcountry. We collect and distribute food which would have otherwise ended up in landfills. Volunteers supply 50 nonprofit food pantries, soup kitchens, agencies, and churches in Beaufort, Hampton, and Jasper counties. These agencies feed more than 21,000 hungry people every week. Click here to learn more.