2019 Winners

Over 2,000 votes, through Facebook, Instagram, text and in person, were cast for the 9th annual Canstruction® Madison People’s Choice award.  The event was held April 24 – May 5 at West Towne Mall in Madison, WI.  Hosted by Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM), 11 teams from businesses, churches, schools and organizations around Dane County built giant structures made of canned goods and packaged food, and competed for awards.

This year’s theme is “AbraCANdabra”. “The collective creativity and generosity of these teams not only provides advocacy and awareness surrounding the issue of hunger in our community, but provides significant food to keep our shelves full throughout the summer.  It’s the perfect combination of action and advocacy, both important parts of our mission,” said Ellen Carlson, Executive Director of MOM.

The MOM Food Pantry is one of the largest food pantries in the area, serving West Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains.

The Awards Ceremony was held in the West Towne Mall Food Court on the evening of May at 6:30pm, featuring emcee Amy Carlson, NBC15.

The winners were:


Strand Associates, Inc. –  “This Way to Platform 9 3/4 – All Aboard The Canstruction Express!”   Ending hunger, not only wizards CAN do it! Join GryffCANdor, RavenCAN, SlytherCAN, HuffCANpuff in ending hunger.

Winner – People’s Choice Award & Most Nutritious

Springs Window Fashions –  “Let’s Make Hunger Disappear”  Springs Window Fashions is proud to once again participate in Canstruction. It is our privilege to partner with Middleton Outreach Ministry to help others in our community have a better life. Do you believe in Magic? Springs does! If we work together and believe in our goal then magically it will happen. Let’s work with MOM and “make hunger disappear!”
Winner – Most Cans & Structural Ingenuity

UW Health Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) –  “UW Health APP’s Are Wizards at Cutting Hunger in Dane County!”
Winner – Best Use of Labels

Asbury Church – “CAN-LADDIN: a whole new world without hunger”  Aladdin was a hungry orphan who got to go on a magic carpet ride thanks to a helpful genie. You can be part of the magic by donating to Canstruction and lifting your neighbors above hunger. Show them a whole new world, without hunger.
Winner – Judge’s choice

The JMM SparCANS –  “The Magic 8 Ball” We CAN see your FOODTURE! Special thanks to Blake Hebert of Hebert Design LLC for his financial and continued support
Winner – People’s Choice – Youth

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