"Canstruction," a unique, international competition benefiting the hungry comes to Bayshore Town Center

GLENDALE -- A unique event was held at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale (and across the world!) on Sunday, October 30th to help the hungry.

"Canstruction" is an international charity competition which challenges architects, engineers and students they mentor to design and build giant structures made entirely of canned food.  Following a public exhibition of the artistic creations and a juried awards ceremony, the food will be donated to a local hunger relief organization, in this case the Jewish Community Pantry.

The event was sponsored by the Jewish Community Center in partnership with Bayshore Town Center and its philanthropic arm Olshan Outreach.

According to the JCC's website, led by JCC Board Member Brent Arnold (Estimator, Hunzinger Construction Company), participating organizations included: Hunzinger Construction Company, Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP, Eppstein Uhen Architects, GRAEF (Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer-Consulting Engineers), and Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Inc.  Miron Construction Company, Inc. is also sponsoring the event.

Firms unveiled their designs, under a theme of "Wisconsin Proud," and began building around 9:00 a.m.

The canned food sculptures will be on display throughout the week, with a juried awards ceremony and reception scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 1st from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 pm.

The Canstruction exhibition is free and open to the public.

FOX6's Julie Collins was on hand during FOX6 WakeUp on Sunday morning as building began. WATCH:

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