Due to COVID-19, the food bank needs our help more than ever. In a joint effort with CANstruction Fort Worth, and the Tarrant Area Food Bank we are hosting an online donation drive/viral video challenge.

To participate: Make a well rounded meal with only what you have in your pantry. You may use milk, water, butter, etc if required by what you are making. Just try to stay within the spirit of making what is in your pantry. Post your meal to instagram or facebook, and be sure to tell us how much your meal cost as this is the challenge the food bank faces everyday.  Use the hashtags #tafb and #CANdemic2020Challenge Competition on now through September 9th!

Top Donor:

  • Will be listed as a main donor for the 2021 CANstruction Competition
  • Receive a handmade award made by CANstruction committee

If the top donor is a CANstruction Team they will get the VIP Treatment in 2020

  • Five (5) free 2021 competition shirts for the build teams
  • Choice of where they want to build.
  • Handmade award made by me.
  • Plus, five (5) free tickets to the 2021 CANawards
Learn how to make donations as a team here!




Each year local architects, designers, contractors and engineers across the country build creative structures for a cause during Canstruction. Members of the Fort Worth chapters of the Society for Design Administration and The American Institute of Architects sponsor the local event. These generous partners use canned and boxed foods to build the structures and donate those items to Tarrant Area Food Bank at the end of the event. Check out the Canstruction Fort Worth Facebook Page!




Congratulations to the 2019 Canstruction Winners!

2019 Theme: A Marvel End to Hunger
The official numbers are in for the 2019 CANstruction Fort Worth Competition!
1. 20,408 lbs of food donated by 11 Amazing Teams
2. $4,226 in People’s Choice Votes = 6 lbs per dollar = 25,356 lb
3. Grand Total of 45,764lbs!!!!

MOST CANS Winner – “Illuminating Hope” by Freese & Nichols


BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN Winner! – “WA-CAN-DA Forever!” by Rogue Architects

BEST USE OF LABELS Winner – “Knocking Hunger Out in Tarrant County, Texas” by Tarrant County College, South Campus

People’s Choice Winner: “Illuminating Hope” By Freese & Nichols

STRUCTURAL INGENUITY Winner: “Quitting Hunger Cold Turkey” by Huitt~Zollars

BEST MEAL Winner: “Blasting Away Hunger” by Orcutt Winslow