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canstruct a world without hunger.

We believe
in a world without hunGer.

Canstruction is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the creations go on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations.


There are three main ways to get involved with Canstruction Pittsburgh…

Form a Team

Teams consist of at least five members, with one person from the design community. Teams create designs, fundraise to build structures, and then construct their concepts.

View the Structures

Once the structures are built, they will be on display at the Mall at Robinson for one month. View the structures and vote for your favorites in person and on social media.

Donate to a Food Bank

While all structures are donated to Food Banks after display, that’s only a small part of the solution. Visit our donation site to contribute while also voting for your favorite structure.

canstructing an impact

Canstruction Pittsburgh takes great pride in the impact we have made to Pittsburgh’s food security over the past four years.



Pounds of Food


2020 Competition

May 16 – June 7, 2020

This year’s structures will be on display at the Mall at Robinson in the Banana Republic Rotunda beginning on May 9, when teams will be building structures while the mall is open. Stop by to view the structures, vote for your favorite, and support food security issues in Pittsburgh.


2020 Theme:


Key Dates 2020

CAN't Wait Deadline

Team Registration Fee $150

CAN Do Deadline

Team Registration Fee $200

CAN't Miss Deadline

Team Registration Fee $250

CAN Opener Webinar


Design Deadline


Public Exhibition

05.16 – 06.07
Banana Republic Rotunda
Mall at Robinson

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