At the end of October, students from Nassau Community College put their design skills to new use in the annual Canstruction Long Island event. The event brings people together to defy gravity and build fantastic structures made up of thousands of cans of food. Dozens of teams compete with winners named in a variety of categories. At the end of the exhibition, all cans used to create the structures are donated to help feed the hungry on Long Island.
This year, Nassau Community College’s structure was an award winner. Students titled their work “Squash Hunger,” using 8,172 cans of food to earn the “Most Cans” award at the competition. All cans were donated to the college’s on-campus food pantry The NEST.
Since 2007, the events and participants of Canstruction Long Island have donated over 560,000 cans, which helped serve approximately 370,000 meals, along with approximately $145,500 to help fight hunger on Long Island. Nassau Community College is proud to participate.