Nonperishable foods become art at 'Canstruction' event

Sun Sentinel
May 17, 2016

Nonperishable foods become art at 'Canstruction' event


These aren't your typical large-scale sculptures. Instead of using clay or wood, these pieces are made from non-perishable food.

The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens will once again host the Palm Beach CountyFood Bank's "Canstruction 2016: Field of Dreams." It will be on display June 6 to 19 during regular mall hours before the food is donated to more than 200,000 food-insecure residents in Palm Beach County.

"'Canstruction' is a great event that enables us to increase awareness with the public about the important issue of hunger in our community," said Perry Borman, executive director of the Palm Beach County Food Bank. "This large donation of food comes at a time of year when the needs in the community are the highest, since children are out of school and many do not have access to school-provided meals."

"Canstruction" committee members are Steve and Louise Macht; Stephanie Glavin, of Bank of America; Marti LaTour, of BMO Bank' and Hannah Sosa, of the office of Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. The event is hosted by The Gardens Mall and Michele Jacobs.

Sponsors include Bank of America; Cheney Brothers; Computer Solutions Group; Haile, Shaw, & Pfaffenberger P.A.; Holyfield & Thomas; Insurance Office of America; Metropolitan Advertising; Palm Beach County Farm Bureau; Reichel Realty & Investments; Searcy, Denny, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley; Sugar Cane Growers Coop; Syngenta; and The White Hat Charitable Fund of Community Foundation of Palm Beach & Martin Counties. Other supporters include Pero Family Farms; Florida Crystals; Pioneer Growers; PGA National; Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival; The Honda Classic; and Earl Stewart Toyota.

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