Stop by the The Gardens Mall this weekend for your last chance to view this year's CANstruction® sculptures in all Mall courts on the Lower Level. The fifth annual CANstruction® Exhibit is part of an international project to benefit and raise awareness for the Palm Beach County Food Bank. Architects, designers, builders and other teams have come together to create giant works of sculptural art, made entirely out of non-perishable foods.
Importantly, the CANstruction® competition, which will be judged this Sunday to determine the winner, aims to raise awareness to the fact that only 1 in every 6 residents in Palm Beach County does not know where their next meal will come from, and more than 66% of Palm Beach County’s children qualify for free or discounted school lunch.
In 2016 more than 30,000 pounds of food was collected from the massive sculptures - that's right! These aren't empty cans. The competition raised over $50,000 to benefit hungry individuals and families in our community. The organization expects to exceed that amount this year. The non-profit organization has raised more than 21 million pounds of food for communities around the world.
This year 23,675 cans have been used to build the art exhibition, which includes a nearly 8-foot tall can sculpture of the clock tower on Worth Avenue made up of more than 4,000 cans, a manatee made by Leo A. Daly and The Weitz Company, and a bear built by The Honda Classic, Peacock + Lewis Architects. Reportedly, Hedrick Brothers Construction are leading the race. The winner will receive a $250 Gardens Mall gift card.
Each sculpture will incorporate the number 5 in some form to recognize the fifth anniversary of the Palm Beach County Food Bank, which will receive the food after the exhibit.
For more information, visit www.pbcfoodbank.org/cans2017 or call 561-670-2418, ext. 314.