Wiley|Wilson’s Canstruction Lynchburg team collected more than 3,000 pounds of food and created a Star Wars-themed structure of R2D2 and BB-8, leading to the Best Meal Award in the Fourth Annual Canstruction Lynchburg competition.
“Canstruction is a unique event because it addresses important community challenges while developing teamwork and project management skills,” said Aaron Tice, PE, Senior Engineer, Civil/Water Resources Department. “Our community partner, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, has seen a significant increase in people who need a hand up in a challenging economic environment. Participating in Canstruction allows Wiley|Wilson to support them in a meaningful and practical way. It’s also a lot of fun!”
Canstruction challenges competitors to use canned goods and foods to create structures around a specific theme. This year’s theme was Star Wars, and the event raised more than 18,000 pounds of food for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Corporate and school teams submitted impressive structures in the competition, including an AT-AT Walker, Marvin the Martian, Landspeeder, and Jabba the Hut. Structures were on display in various locations around downtown Lynchburg.
Canstruction is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions, and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. After the structures are built, they go on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations. Visit the Canstruction website to learn more about the organization.