What is canstruction?
Canstruction is the annual design/build competition organized to raise food that is then donated to food banks for distribution to soup kitchens, shelters, pantries, and elderly and day-care centers. The event provides a creative and artistic visual expression of the human experience in response to the plight of hunger and provides the opportunity to address the social, economic, and political issues surrounding hunger. The messages conveyed in the canstructures and through events sponsored during canstruction help to educate the public and create a shift in the national consequences regarding hunger. The annual competition began in 1992 and has since spread to more than 150 cities around the world. Since its inception, the competition has managed to donate more than 40 million pounds of food to local food banks. In 2013 TCC won the award for most cans used and the Structural Ingenuity Award.
This year, the engineering club has begun to build their design in the ATC building.
Photos courtesy: Katharine Belford