canstruction2SAN FRANCISCO, California—November  11, 2012— The annual San Francisco Construction Competition held this year on Market Street brought in over 70,000 cans of food and over $14,000 while bringing together numerous design firms and volunteers, including the collaboration between DES Architects + Engineers and BCCI Builders. It was the largest single-day can collection the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank (SFFB) has every picked up.

DES Architects + Engineers and BCCI Builders worked together at this year’s San Francisco Canstruction event to create an exhibit titled “Your Dinner on the Red Carpet” display, staying true to this year’s Cannes Film Festival Theme. DES and BCCI donated a total of 3,803 cans for their structure.

“[The donations] will provide the food that will directly help children thrive and grow, adults to be productive and seniors to stay healthy as they age,” said Paul Ash, Canstruction’s Executive Director

The SF Canstruction event was a week long art exhibit in the bustling center of 1 Market Street in San Francisco. At the close of the event, the food used to build the structures was donated to the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks (SFFB) for distribution to community emergency feeding programs.

About Canstruction, Inc.  

Canstruction, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization holds annual design and build competitions to construct fantastic, giant sized structures made entirely out of canned food. After the structures are built and the winners declared, the creations go on view to the general public as giant art exhibits. Then, the canned food is provided to needy families in the local communities. The organization puts on these events nationally and internationally to increase awareness of worldwide hunger issues and pool resources in order to provide healthy meals to deserving families.

Wherever a Canstruction competition is held thousands of hungry people are fed, a greater awareness of the issues surrounding hunger is brought home to the public, and a spotlight is placed on the design and construction industry giving back to the communities it helps build.

For more information on SF Canstruction, please visit the website at