One of the most visually stunning demonstrations of talent and creativity within the architectural and engineering communities will provide a much-needed source of food for Food Finders to help eliminate hunger in Long Beach and surrounding communities.

The 8th annual CANstruction® Long Beach competition benefiting Food Finders will be held at The Cove Hotel, 200 E. Willow Street, Long Beach starting at 8am.

2019 YouTube Video Canstruction Food Finders
2019 YouTube Video Canstruction Food Finders
Canstruction display 2021 Food Finders
2021 3 Headed Hydra Canstruction display

CANstruction® participants will design and build unique structures made entirely out of canned goods. The structures may be built up to 10’ x 10’ x 10’ and will be comprised of canned goods totaling over 20,000 lbs. This year’s theme is “Yes She Can!”, and participating Teams may depict women history makers in any way they want!

About CANstruction

Our Mission: To feed and inspire the world – one can at a time.

CANstruction® is a unique charity that hosts competitions, exhibitions, and events showcasing colossal structures made out of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the CANsculptures® go on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations. CANstruction events have taken place across the country and around the globe since 1992. For more information about CANstruction International visit

Three teams made up of local architectural and engineering firms will transform thousands of cans of food into larger-than-life artistic masterpieces.

    • July 30 Final design due
    • September 14 Teams deliver cans to build site
    • September 15 Build Day! 8am – 8pm
    • September 15 – 25 Structures on display
    • September 26 DE-Canstruction/donation
    • October (Date TBD) Awards announced

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