Friday / August 20, 2021 / 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

Canstruction Chicago 2021 - registration ends August 20

  Registration for Canstruction Chicago 2021 is open!

In its 42-year history, the Greater Chicago Food Depository has never seen a hunger crisis like the one caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even now, the need is greater than it was pre-pandemic. This is especially true among communities of color, where systemic inequities and racial injustice have led to higher poverty and food insecurity rates for generations, and COVID-19 only served to worsen these disparities. 

This is why your support of Canstruction Chicago 2021 is so important. Canstruction is not only a design competition: it is about coming together to fight hunger and to raise awareness for the communities served by the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Last year, the Chicago design and construction community raised over $140,000 for the Food Depository’s network of community partners. While Canstruction Chicago is historically the Food Depository’s largest one-day food drive, the funds raised through this virtual competition allowed the Food Depository to provide food and address root causes of hunger. 

This year, we are hosting another virtual design competition, but with an exciting change from last year: there will be an in-person ChicagoCAN Awards Reception at theMART on Tuesday, November 2.

Learn more about citywide Canstructions and about Canstruction Chicago.

Important dates:

  • Monday, July 26: Team Registration & Fundraising Opens
  • Friday, August 20: Team Registration Deadline
  • Friday, August 27: Team Design Draft Due
  • Thursday, September 30: Final Renderings/Video Due
  • Tuesday, November 2: ChicagoCAN Awards Ceremony at the MART 

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