VLK donates 3,500 cans to Tarrant Area Food Bank during Canstruction

This year marks the 16th annual Canstruction event, a food drive and design competition sponsored by the Fort Worth chapters of the Society for Design Administration (SDA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). During the event, architects, designers and engineers design and build sculptures out of canned goods which are then donated to the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB).

Fort Worth Canstruction donates an annual average of 48,000 pounds of canned goods, totaling more than 750,000 pounds of food delivered to the TAFB's 13 counties. VLK donates an average of 3,500 cans of food each year, thanks in large part to the construction and consulting firms who help contribute cans.

Apart from the donations, Canstruction is also a competition where many enter photographs of their 'canstructions' into the national judging for Best Meal, Best Use of Labels, Structural Ingenuity, Jurors' Favorite and Honorable Mention.Since 2003, several teams from Tarrant County have won a national or international award, including VLK who won in the Best Meal category in 2010.

This year, the Canstruction exhibitionwas held at the State Fair of Texas in the Museum of Science and History from Friday, Sept. 26 - Sunday, Oct. 19. This is VLK's 12th year to participate.


VLK's entry stands among 10 other Fort Worth firms and 26 Dallas firms, and been voted 'Honorable Mention' by the Fort Worth jury.

The competition continues online where you can vote for your favorite sculpture. Visit www.onecanfortworth.com and vote for VLK's entry, named '1839', by making a $5 minimum donation to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. If you're going to the State Fair, be sure to also to see the Canstruction entries in person.