The Food Bank of Northern Nevada hosts and participates in many events for our cause. We welcome organizations seeking a charity partner for their event.

20th Annual CANstruction Reno Design and Build COmpetition

A huge THANK YOU to each of the sponsors and competing teams who helped make the 20th year of the CANstruction Reno a great success! This year, 15 teams came together at Meadowood Mall for the 20th annual event.  Nearly 30,000 cans were used in the creation of this year’s masterpieces.  With the food donated from the structures and the money raised from People’s Choice voting, this year’s event raised more than 25,000 meals for our community.

There were no surprise visits from LeVar Burton, but we still managed to such a great time. In honor of the Food Bank’s 40th anniversary, we decided to get a little nostalgic with our structure. Our Feeding Rainbow has a lot in common with the beloved PBS show, Reading Rainbow, that inspired the design. Together with the food from each of the other 14 structures built during this year’s event, the Feeding Rainbow is ready to hit the streets, making sure kids have access to the healthy, nutritious meals they need to return to school ready to learn and immerse themselves in the world of wonder waiting on the pages of their next favorite book. 

Visit the CANStruction 2023 page to view photos of each of the 15 teams’ completed structures.

CANstruction Reno 2023 is organized by American Institute of Architects of Northern Nevada and made possible by Trivium Packaging, Hawkins & Associates, IncNorthern Nevada Building Trades Development Corp., Fred & Janice Graham, and CREW Northern Nevada.  CANstruction is also supported by Meadowood Mall, WinCo Foods, and Freeman.

Interested in getting involved with CANstruction?

Fill out this brief CANstruction Interest Form, and we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop as we begin planning for CANstruction Reno 2024.

Contact Jessica Vela (331-3663 x156), Events & Food Drives Coordinator.