Sonoma ReCANstruction – January 24, 2018

Sonoma ReCANstruction
Coddingtown Mall
Saturday, February 24th, 2018 @

Building a stronger Sonoma County, one can at a time.

The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) and Coddingtown Mall, along with a committed team of local leaders have joined forces to bring Sonoma ReCANStruction to our community once again in 2018.

CanStruction is a design and build competition to construct fantastic structures made entirely out of canned food. The event serves as a reminder that hunger happens year round and that non-perishable canned food items can be healthy choices. CanStruction aims to engage, amaze and inspire the community to work together raising canned food to feed our neighbors in need of emergency food assistance.

We are currently seeking schools, businesses, programs, non-profit organizations and architect and design firms to design and build structures to enter into the competition.

Deadline for entries is Monday, February 12th.

On Saturday, February 24th, teams will have six hours – 7:00 am to 1:00 pm – to build their structures. Following the build, friends, family, and neighbors will vote for their favortites and celebrate with competitions and prizes!

Voting categories include:
Best Ingenuity
Best Original Design
Best Structural Integrity
Best Use of Diabetes Friendly Products
Best Use of Heart Healthy Products
Best Use of Labels
Best Use of Vegan Products
Kid’s Choice
People’s Choice

Teams have two options for collecting/purchasing non-perishable food for their canstructure:
• Order canned and other non-perishable food directly from the Redwood Empire Food bank using this order form (check back soon!). Please email your order form to Your order must be submitted by noon, Monday, January 29th to ensure your order arrives by February 24th.
• Purchase food directly from a local supplier, grocer, or manufacturer, or collect food through a food drive. Learn more about organizing food drives at
All food collected and/or purchased for your canstructure will be donated to the Redwood Empire Food Bank following the build on February 24th. Each team is responsible for purchasing and/or collecting their own food.

Structures will remain on display through March 2nd.

For more information:

Coddingtown Mall
733 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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