The 2011 Canstruction Competition.
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- Five teams are putting etiquette aside to play with their food in downtown Grand Rapids. The groups are turning cans into massive works of art as part of the third annual Canstruction Competition.
The cans will eventually be donated to the Salvation Army's Booth Family Services to feed those in need.
Andrew Howard, a senior designer with Paradigm Design said, "Fighting hunger is the most important part of this. And the fact that we were able to donate about 4,700 cans from this sculpture. So we've been able to about double the number of cans that we donated last year, it'll go a long way."
Howard said, "It's a tougher time this year, and there are fewer teams doing it this year as well, and I think the economy has something to do with that. So the more we can put in it the better."
The canned food sculptures will be on display during the West Michigan Home and Garden show. WZZM 13 is a proud sponsor of the event which runs Thursday through Saturday at DeVos Place.
By Christa Graban