Route 66 – all done in cans!

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Jan 122011
 

Canstruction is US charity of the design and construction industry created by the Society of Design Administration. It holds annual design and build competitions to construct fantastic, giant sized, structures made entirely out of canned food in different cities in US. In each city after the structures are built and the winners are declared, the creations go on view to the general public as giant art exhibits.

At the end of the competition all of the food used in the structures is donated to the local food banks for distribution to community emergency feeding programs.

Over 2 Million pounds of food was raised in 2010 through these competitions and it was then donated to the local food banks etc.

My daughter’s high school participated in a contest last year. A lot of work, a lot of creative ideas, lot of food donated to charity!

Altough this is really ‘off the track’ from having anything to do with Route 66, I thought it was fun to look at some of the designs.

Click HERE to view 45 different entries.