2014 Canstruction® Madison FAQ’s

Q:  What is Canstruction®?  Who does Canstruction® benefit?
A:  Canstruction is a community competition to end hunger.  Teams build incredible, highly imaginative structures out of canned goods and packaged food they have either purchased or collected.  After the competition, the food is donated to MOM’s Food Pantry.  MOM will invite the public to view the structures and contribute their own donation of canned food to help end hunger.

Q:  What is the history behind Canstruction®?
ACanstruction® events were first held in 1992.  In 2010, over 130 cities hosted a Canstruction® event to benefit the hungry in their communities.  Canstruction® events have collected over 15 million pounds of food for local food banks.  MOM held Canstruction® events in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and collected over 150,000 pounds of food for all events combined.

Q: Where and when will Canstruction® 2014 be held?
A: Canstruction® 2014 will be held on May 1 at the KEVA Sports Center, 8312 Forsythia Street, Middleton, WI.


Q: What will happen at Canstruction® 2014? 
A: Throughout the day, competing Canstruction teams will assemble their structures.  Late afternoon, the Structures will be judged.  After that, the public will be invited to view the structures and finally, the night ends with an awards ceremony.

Q: How can a business or organization support Canstruction® Madison?
A:  A business or organization can support Canstruction® Madison as…
A Financial Sponsor
A Team Sponsor
An Event Sponsor

Q: What is the role of a Financial Sponsor?
A:  Financial sponsors donate funds which are used to help end hunger in our community and to help offset Canstruction® event expenses.

Q: What is the role of a Team Sponsor?
A:  A Team Sponsor will…

  • Assemble a team from its employees, local high school, local service organization, etc.
  • Either purchase or collect canned goods and packaged food for its team’s structure.
  • Assign two team captains responsible for monitoring the team’s progress with respect to acquiring food and, subsequently, designing and building the Team’s at the competition.

Q:  What is the role of the Event Sponsor?
A:  Event Sponsors donate goods and/or services that are used to conduct the Canstruction®event.

Q: How can a business in the design/engineering/construction field support Canstruction® Madison?
A:  These Businesses can support Canstruction in the same ways as other events.  They also can also:

Provide design experts for other teams – Each team needs at least one person with design experience.  Businesses in the design/engineering/construction field can volunteer one or more design experts to assist teams with designing their structures.

Provide judges – Judges should have a design background.  Businesses in the design/engineering/construction field can volunteer one of their design experts to judge the structures.

Q:  How can an individual support Canstruction® Madison
A:  Individuals with design experience may support the event as described in the preceding answer.  Further, individuals may support the Canstruction®cause by attending the public viewing of structures and donating canned goods at the door.

Q:  What sort of structures can I expect to see at Canstruction® Madison?
A:  Click on “Prior Canstructions” to see structures from prior Canstruction®  events.

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