April 9, 2012
The 11th annual design/build event Canstruction® is relocating to the Jacksonville International Airport for three high-volume weeks, including The PLAYERS Championship.
“We are excited about this new partnership with the Jacksonville International Airport and the way it will allow us to educate travelers about the growing issue of domestic hunger,” Second Harvest Executive Director Bruce Ganger said.
Competing architectural firms will build their structures in the airport’s newly designed Connector Bridge April 30, 2012. Each design will consist of non-perishable food items, which will be donated to Second Harvest. The structures will remain on display through May 18. Passersby have the opportunity to vote for “People’s Choice” award via online voting, with a panel of local judges also awarding honors for best meal, best use of labels, structural ingenuity and juror’s favorite.
Between 16,000 and 24,000 people a day will pass the structures during the three-week event, according to Debbie Jones, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority’s Community Relations Administrator. The exposure will give Second Harvest the opportunity to educate a larger audience about the changing face of domestic hunger on the First Coast, Ganger said.
This year’s event is sponsored by the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Society for Design Administration. The 10th Annual Canstruction® event was held at the Jacksonville Landing. Almost 2,900 pounds of food were incorporated into the designs, Ganger said. Over the years, the event has produced more than 50,000 pounds of food – or 350,000 meals – for hungry families.
For more information about how to participate in this year’s event, please contact Julia Valleau at 904.536.8829 or e-mail Julia@lanearch.com.