Just $1 can provide 6.25 pounds of

food to a hungry neighbor

Interested in sponsoring CANstruction 2019,

 Contact Sara Stein, sstein@eypae.com.

The Food Pantries for the Capital District 


For more information please visit:

Capital Region Canstruction


​​​​​Feeding the hungry since 1979. Helping food pantries provide groceries for 3.3 million meals annually.

CANstruction is an annual exhibit and design competition that connects talented architects, engineers, contractors, and students to imagine and create colossal structures built completely out of canned food items. The structures are on display on the fourth floor of the New York State Museum for two weeks, raising awareness of food insecurity in our region while highlighting the local talent of design firms. At the close of the exhibit, every can is donated to The Food Pantries for the Capital District to help feed families in the Capital Region.

In 2017 CANstruction brought in 106,025 poundsof food and a donation to The Food Pantries for the Capital District of $37,924! This brought the Capital Region CANstruction’s impact to over 450,000 pounds and nearly $136,400 since it’s inception.

We are excited to see not only the ingenuity of the 2017 CANstruction Teams but the number of nonperishable food items they'll bring in to help our neighbors in need!