Welcome to Canstruction Long Island

The Design/Build Competition Fighting Hunger on Long Island
Structure Buildout: October 23, 2024
4 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Awards Reception: October 28, 2024
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Exhibit Open to the Public: October 29 - November 11, 2024
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Exhibit Address: RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY
Design. Build. Destroy Hunger.

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Canstruction is the most unique food charity in the world!

For thousands on Long Island, the day begins and ends with the anguish of hunger. Canstruction Long Island is determined to end this suffering. At our event, teams are given 12 hours to defy expectations, logic and gravity as they build fantastic sculptures from thousands of cans of food. Driven by the knowledge that their structures will change lives by lifting the spirits of those in need, by raising public awareness, and most importantly, by filling the shelves of local food banks dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to bring their creations to life. The following day, the super-sized masterpieces are judged in a variety of categories as these unconventional art exhibits are opened to the public. The cost of admission: just one can of food. At the end of the exhibition, all cans are donated to help feed the hungry on Long Island.

Canstruction is using ‘one can’ as a catalyst for change, ‘one can’ to represent the building blocks of these massive sculptures, ‘one can’ to prove that every act of kindness makes a difference. Through the generosity of volunteers, celebrity judges, and members of the community, Canstruction has contributed millions of pounds of food to community food banks demonstrating that we can win the fight against hunger.

Since 2007, the participants of Canstruction Long Island have donated over 605,000 cans along with approximately $190,500 to help fight hunger on Long Island.

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Canstruction Long Island, Inc. is a recognized 501(c)(3) public charity.

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