Attention: CANstruction Ahead

For the fourth consecutive year, Long Beach  prepares to host CANstruction event to benefit Food Finders food rescue/food bank


Engineers, architects, and builders of any kind are being called upon as annual CANstruction event kicks into gear.

For the fourth consecutive year, the team at Terri Henry Marketing LLC is overseeing the organization and implementation of  CANstruction Long Beach to benefit Food Finders food rescue/food bank. The build day will take place on Thursday, September 21 beginning at 8 a.m.

CANstruction is a competition that creates artistic structures using canned goods and other non-perishable food items as building blocks. Teams are required to design and create 10’x 10’ x 10’ structures that are exhibited to the public, judged, and then dismantled and donated to approved agencies.

Teams with a minimum of five members must be led by a professional in the design/construction industry such as an architect, engineer, contractor or professor of any of these disciplines. The team entry fee is $395 and space is limited to seven teams.  The final call for entries is July 31. Teams are also responsible for acquiring all canned food used in their structure.

“The 2016 event resulted in six teams competing and an amazing 30,000 pounds of food donated to Food Finders.” said Greg Sabin, Terri Henry Marketing LLC partner. “This is an event that groups of individuals will have lots of fun with and local firms can use as a great team building experience. In addition to having fun, they will be helping those that face food insecurity on a daily basis here in Long Beach.”

The competition will take place at the Landmark Square Building lobby area located at 111 West Ocean Avenue in downtown Long Beach on September 21st. Teams will have 12 hours to complete their structures. Judging will take place during the 10 days the structures are on display, and awards will be presented to the winning teams following the dismantling of the structures. The structures will be viewable to the public during regular business hours through October 1st. Food Finders volunteers will dismantle the structures and transport all canned food to Food Finders warehouse on Monday, October 2nd to prepare for distribution.

For more information you can go to www.canstructionlongbeach. org, or contact Greg Sabin at (562) 243-5553 or

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