DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Creativity and more than 160,000 cans will be on display at the State Fair of Texas at the 19th annual Dallas Canstruction®.
The event is a unique design and build competition with structures made entirely out of canned goods, the theme for this year is in line with the State Fair’s theme “Passport to Texas.” All of the cans and proceeds from the event will benefit the North Texas Food Bank and their 13‐county service area.
Each year Canstruction® teams flex their creative muscle for a cause, building elaborate displays, using only canned goods. At the end of the competition the CansculpturesTM are disassembled, and the food items are donated to the North Texas Food Bank. Food items donated from Canstruction® Dallas have created more than 975,000 meals for food insecure individuals across North Texas.
“Canstruction is one of my absolute favorite events,” said Jan Pruitt President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. “It is a wonderful way for architects, engineers and designers to make a difference and help fight hunger. Hosting these colossal structures at the State Fair of Texas is a great way to raise awareness about the issue of hunger right here in our backyard.”
The 2015 Dallas Canstruction will feature CansculptureTM submissions from 29 local teams. The exhibits will be on display at the Science Place Building at the State Fair of Texas from September 25 thru October 18. Exhibits are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission to Canstruction is free with entry into the State Fair of Texas, but supporters can make a donation to the North Texas Food Bank and select their favorite CansculptureTM by clicking here or texting NTFB to 214‐646‐3928 to vote.
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