“Weeeeeee’re off to feed the hungry…” by Black & Veatch won the Jurors Favorite award at Harvesters’ 10th annual Canstruction competition. Thirteen incredible, edible sculptures are on exhibit through February 7 at the Ward Parkway Center, 8600 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO. At the end of the exhibit, all of the nonperishable food items used in the sculptures will be donated to Harvesters to feed hungry people in our community.
This year’s creative Canstruction sculptures used nearly 38,000 cans of food and will provide more than 23,000 meals to the hungry. During its 10-year history, Canstruction has provided more than 282,000 pounds of food—more than 217,000 meals—to feed the hungry.
Other 2011 award winners include:
Best Meal – “Angry About Hunger” by BRR Architecture
Structural Ingenuity – “SpiderCAN!” by Urban Prairie Architectural Collaborative
Best Use of Labels – “Colorful Harvest” by Ellerbe Becket an AECOM Company
Honorable Mention – “CANny Ducky You’re the One” by Treanor Architects
This year, the People’s Choice Award will be determined by the public’s on-line votes at www.harvesters.org. Each vote will include a $1 donation to Harvesters. Because Harvesters can provide five meals with every $1 donated, every vote matters.
About Harvesters—The Community Food Network
Harvesters is this area’s only food bank. Serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas, Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes, homes for the mentally disabled and shelters for battered persons. Agencies in Harvesters’ network provide food assistance to as many as 66,000 different people each week. Harvesters, which was founded in 1979, is a certified member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks, serving all 50 states. For more information, visit http://www.harvesters.org/
A global anti-hunger project, Canstruction ® was founded 19 years ago by the Society of Design Administration, an affiliate organization of the American Institute of Architects. The event’s primary goal is to “construct” a world without hunger. It is held in more than 100 cities across North America.
Participating Teams, Kansas City 2011
Art Institutes International
Black & Veatch
Ellerbe Becket an AECOM Company
Gastinger Walker Harden Architects
Hoefer Wysocki Architects/McCownGordon
Park University/Shafer Kline & Warren
SFS Architecture/Turner Construction
Urban Prairie Architectural Collaborative
WJE Healthcare Architects