Philanthropy

Harvesters Kicks Off Canstruction

Vote for your favorite display to raise funds for KC’s community food network.

One of this year’s Canstruction contenders. Photo via Harvesters’ Facebook page.

Kansas City-based food bank Harvesters has launched its annual “Canstruction” event, in which teams compete to build the best sculptures out of canned goods and other nonperishable foods. Canstruction helps the organization supply meals to feed the hungry by asking the public to donate $1 for each vote they cast.

What’s more, all of the food used in the Canstruction displays also goes toward feeding the food insecure in the Kansas City area. The sculptures are on display now through March 5 at Oak Park Mall.

If you don’t have a chance to get to the mall to see the display in person, you can still help out: Check Harvester’s Facebook page for display photos and updates and cast your vote at harvesters.org.