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'Canstruction' comes to Treasure Coast
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Posted: 2013 Sep 13 - 06:50

Architects, builders and engineers to create sculptures to benefit Treasure Coast Food Bank

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TREASURE COAST -- Treasure Coast Food Bank will host a unique food gathering and sculpting contest where canned food is the medium and local architects, contractors and engineers are the sculptors.

Canstruction will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, with teams building can sculptures at the Indian River Mall, Port St. Lucie Civic Center and Treasure Coast Square in Stuart.

Treasure Coast Food Bank is calling all architects, contractors, engineers, designers, and students to get a team together and enter. Showcase your design talent while raising awareness and food for the community's hungry. At the close of the event, all food from the event will be donated to Treasure Coast Food Bank.

Canstruction events have taken place around the world, highlighting the creativity and compassion of top architectural and engineering firms. The program has brought in more than 21 million pounds of food since it was created in 1992. The American Institute of Architects Treasure Coast chapter and the Treasure Coast Builders Association have joined Treasure Coast Food Bank as presenters for the inaugural event.

The teams will be able to sculpt any design they want, but each must fit in a 10 foot by 10 foot square and be a maximum of 10 feet high. Each must be made of no less than 1,000 unopened cans of food with minimal elements of non-perishable packaged food or props.

"We're excited to bring Canstruction to the Treasure Coast and grateful for the outstanding support from the professionals in our community," said Judith Cruz, Treasure Coast Food Bank CEO. "This also is an excellent way for more people to learn about hunger on the Treasure Coast while the sculptures are on display. People will be astounded by the creativity that goes into these sculptures."

Teams must register by Friday, Sept. 20 and submit sculpture plans by Friday, Sept. 27. The sculptures will be built between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 12 and will be on display until Oct. 27.

For more information, call (772) 489-3034 or visit stophunger.org.

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