Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Foodshare Community Involvement Manager Sarah Santora attended the CANstruction event last night and shared this update with me:

"CANstruction is an AIA (American Institute of Architects) National outreach program that we do on a local level.  In Connecticut the program supports both Foodshare and Connecticut Food Bank locally with the donation of thousands of cans each spring. 

"Not only does the program fight hunger, it supports students grade 5-12 from all over Connecticut by providing a program by which Architects team up with educators to teach the students about team building, hunger outreach, architecture and engineering concepts.  Teams work with their partner architects for months in preparation for this great event!!!  The teams design unique and creative structures that they build with their canned food donations  supporting  this wonderful partnership!   Win Win Win!!! 

"Once the students build their CANstructures, they are judged by local celebrities (an architect, a chef and a politician),  awarded prizes and the structures will be on display for one week at the CT Convention Center."

Students for Poquonock School in Windsor with their CANstruction.

Gideon Welles School in Glastonbury was well represented and well dressed!

King Phillip School in West Hartford knocing down hunger.

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