Food Sculpture in Boston

CANSTRUCTION is a national community service project sponsored by the Society of Design Administration. Designers create sculptures using non-perishable foods-principally cans-and the food is donated to local charities.

In Boston, 19 sculptures have been on display since October 28 at the Boston Design Center, the Museum of Science, and South Station—all in Boston. The sculptures were created out of 40,000 pounds of non-perishable foods.

CANSTRUCTION 2002’s “Gala Awards Ceremony” was held recently at the Boston Design Center. The event benefits the Greater Boston Food Bank. Gensler Associates in Boston used thousands of cans and boxes of non-perishable food items to recreate Fenway Park.

Mayor Thomas Menino presented awards for the best CANSTRUCTION. Mayor Menino’s Can Share food drive and CANSTRUCTION together are expected to bring more than 90,000 pounds of food to the Food Bank—the equivalent of nearly 70,000 meals and a wholesale value of $135,000.

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