Teams face off, bring awareness to hunger with 4th CANstruction competition

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At the Taubman Museum of Art, six teams are using canned goods to build scupltures for the 4th CANstruction competition this Friday.

Feeding America Southwest Virginia and the Taubman Museum of Art have partnered up for this event, which is aimed to bring awareness to hunger. Teams are tasked with designing a sculpture made of canned goods and must assemble them in a certain period of time.

The awards ceremony is Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m. A local jury will determine winners in several categories including best use of labels, best meal, best original design, structural ingenuity, and most cans. There is also a People’s Choice Award — visitors can vote by donating one dollar or a canned good item.

Once the event is over, the canned goods are donated to Feeding America Southwest Virginia.

In 2016, the food bank received 17,000 pounds of food from this single event. This year, the goal is 25,000 pounds.

The exhibit will remain on display through March 17.

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