Feed Your Mind, Fight Hunger

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September is “Hunger Action Month” – a smart time to learn that nearly 49 million people in America face hunger.  With the help of Canstruction® − a charity that holds annual design-build competitions worldwide, resulting in fantastic, giant sized, structures made entirely out of canned food, millions of cans are donated to community food banks.  This can-do attitude in the fight against hunger is a perfect fit for this year’s design theme of “Back to School.

USA Architects will be making its sixth appearance in this year’s local 14th annual Canstruction® event.  This year’s assignment will be to design and construct a 6-foot tall Apple with a Worm and 8-foot tall A-B-C letters, which will be judged for awards.

In previous competitions, Team USA, with the help from many donors, collected and donated over 12,836 cans of food, and has taken top honors in the Structural Ingenuity, Best Use of LabelsBest Meal and Overall Honorable Mention award categories since their involvement.

All canned creations will be built and prominently displayed as giant art exhibits at the Livingston Mall in Livingston, NJ beginning Thursday, September 20th and continuing through the weekend. At the conclusion, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey will distribute the cans to community emergency feeding banks who serve over 500,000 New Jerseyans seeking hunger relief programs.

The team is currently seeking charitable donations on behalf of any firm or individual to help purchase the cans to build our Back to School … Apple, Worm and A-B-C letters. For your generous contribution, your company logo / name will be on display within the exhibit.


To make a donation and for more information, please email Keith at kwlosek@usaarchitects.com.

Feed your mind and donate to a great cause.




CANstruction 2011- Won Best Meal and Overall Honorable Mention  from USA Architects on Vimeo.