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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.

Become a Sponsor

Recognized for our commitment to innovation, hunger relief and collaboration, our work has helped raise over 25 million pounds of food since 1992.

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


2022 Competition

September 10, 2022

This year’s structures will be on display at the Mall at Robinson beginning on September 10, 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.

Structures are up for public viewing until Oct. 2.


2022 Theme:

“Into the Wild”

Key Dates 2022

CAN't Wait Deadline

Team Registration Fee $150

CAN Do Deadline

Team Registration Fee $200

CAN't Miss Deadline

Team Registration Fee $250

Design Deadline


Build Day

Mall at Robinson

+  Thank you Sponsors  +

Rothschild Doyno
Michael Baker Int