City Pulse

By Ashley Goldsmith

Did you know that over 26 million Americans cannot afford to celebrate Thanksgiving? With the holidays around the corner many organizations are joining forces to help those who are less fortunate and to raise awareness of the growing number of Americans that have become dependent upon food pantries.

Canstruction will be showing their 16th annual design/build competition winners for the next two weeks. Canstruction is a charity competition that was created for engineers, contractors, students and architects to design and create giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. At the close of the exhibit all of the cans are then donated to City Harvest, a non-profit organization created 25 years ago to help end hunger in New York City communities through food rescue and distribution and education.

For the first time, the event will be open Thanksgiving weekend as well, so if you have family in town, bring them along. Help fight hunger, by attending the Canstruction exhibit and bringing canned food with you to donate to City Harvest. If you can’t make it, log onto to find out how you can make a difference.

What: Canstruction 2008
Where: World Financial Center, 220 Vesey Street (between & )
When: In the Winter Garden from Thursday November 20th – Tuesday December 2nd from 7am-11pm and in the Courtyard Gallery from Thursday November 20th – Monday December 8th from 9am-5pm.

Originally published November 2008
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