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2022 CANstruction Collected Thousands of Pounds of Food for Second Harvest

2022 CANstruction Second Harvest Food BankSecond Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida received more than 16,000 cans of food from the annual CANstruction design event sponsored in part by the Orlando Science Center.

This year, eight teams of local architecture and engineering firms designed canned food displays around the theme “Hungry to Learn.”

In September, members of each team assembled their concepts within an 8x8x8-foot space at Orlando Science Center. The annual exhibit’s goal is to raise awareness about hunger – which affects one in seven adults and one in five children locally – while providing resources to Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest is Central Florida’s largest network of partners working to feed Central Floridians in need.

Upon “de-canstructing” their displays, teams from Orange and Seminole counties donated 16,871 pounds of food to Second Harvest. The firms that participated this year are: Robins and Morton, Roger, Lovelock & Fritz, Finfrock, Huitt-Zollars, Fugleberg Koch, Cuhaci Peterson, Whiting Turner, SchenkelShultz and Addition Financial-Seminole.

In the wake of Hurricane Ian, the food bank has been distributing enough food for 300,000 meals every  day – an increase in 150,000 meals a day, which parallels levels from the height of the pandemic in early  2020.

Visit them online to help feed hope to Central Floridians in need of assistance. There are  many ways to give, including volunteering and through financial contributions.

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