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Canstruction Precedes KSC Hunger Awareness Week

From Mary McEntee, Community Service:

The Canstruction hunger awareness-sculpture competition is set for the first week in November.

Canstruction, Inc. is a foundation of the Society for Design Administration (SDA) that holds annual design and build competitions to construct fantastic, giant sized structures made entirely out of canned food. Local architects are mentoring Keene State College students in the design build of their can sculptures. The purpose of the event is to bring hunger awareness to the foreground; at the close of the competition all of the food used in the structures will be donated to The Monadnock Food Coalition. The competition is set for one week prior to KSC’s annual “Hunger Awareness Week,” and is open to the public November 1 through 6 at the Keene State’s Lloyd P. Young Student Center Atrium.

Teams will construct their sculptures on Oct. 31, judging will take place on Nov. 1, and awards will be presented later in the day at a special gala. Creative and ingenious sculptures are to be built by three participating teams: KSC Architecture Club, KSC Habitat for Humanity, and KSC Graphics Class.

There is no fee to view the sculptures, although the donation of one can of food per person is suggested.

The Community Kitchen Inc. (a Monadnock United Way Agency) is hosting this event with co-sponsors Daniel V. Scully, Architects, and Keene State College. All food collected from this event will be distributed proportionately to The Monadnock Food Coalition members during the holidays.

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