Just $1 can provide 6.25 pounds of

food to a hungry neighbor


​​​​​​​Feeding the hungry since 1979. Helping food pantries provide groceries for 3.9 million meals annually.

Interested in sponsoring CANstruction 2020,

 Contact Sara Stein, sstein@eypae.com.

The Food Pantries for the Capital District 


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 2018 CANstruction brought in 108,111 pounds of food and a donation to The Food Pantries for the Capital District of $13,710! This brought the Capital Region CANstruction’s impact to over 661,000 pounds and nearly $178,163 since it’s inception.

We are excited to see not only the ingenuity of the 2020 CANstruction Teams but the number of nonperishable food items they'll bring in to help our neighbors in need!

For more information please visit:

Capital Region Canstruction