Miami Valley businesses to display sculptures built from canned goods

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – To help raise awareness on hunger in the Miami Valley, area businesses will build sculptures out of canned goods during a special “Canstruction” event.

On September 27, construction companies, architects, engineers, manufacturers, and a tech company, will create sculptures out of nothing but canned goods at the Dayton Mall.

Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors is sponsoring the event, which will run from September 28 through October 7.

All the canned goods collected for the event will be donated to The Foodbank to support hunger relief.

“One in six people in the Miami Valley struggle with hunger. While it is easy to host a food drive to collect nonperishable food items, it takes creativity, ingenuity, and a lot of time to make art out of canned goods,” said Michelle Riley, CEO of The Foodbank. “Thanks to Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors and Miami Township, the canned goods collected will provide hundreds of meals for our neighborhoods in need. We look forward to seeing the teams create their structures all while making a difference for our community.”

Judges will score the Canstruction sculptures in categories such as Structural Ingenuity, Best Original Design, Best Use of Labels, Best Meals, People’s Choice, and Most Cans.

The public is welcome to stop by the Dayton Mall to see the sculptures, which will be set up just outside Macy’s.

Visitors are also encouraged to drop off their own donations from September 17 through October 7.

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