Food for Thought Blog


April 14th, 2018Media Releases

Given the inclement weather conditions for this weekend and the safety of all involved, we have made the difficult decision to postpone tonight’s Canstruction® build, including the weeks event.  Canstruction® was scheduled to run at Conestoga Mall this week, April 15-22.

This decision was not arrived at lightly but we believe this is the best possible decision for the safety of everyone involved.

The Food Bank staff will work all teams that were scheduled for this weekend’s build and shift them to the May 6-13th build, ensuring their creations come to life.

We would like to thank our sponsors, teams and volunteers for their patience and understanding as we transition this year’s event.

For further information please contact:

Wendi Campbell
Executive Director
C: 519-635-0710
Kim Wilhelm
Director of Development

About The Food Bank

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is a charitable organization whose vision is “To channel our community’s energy so no one goes hungry.”  In Waterloo Region, 1 in 20 households need food support. The Food Bank distributes 70,000 lbs of fresh, frozen and non-perishable food each week to 80 member agency & community food programs.

 About Canstruction®

Canstruction® is a unique, international event engaging designers, architects and engineers to use their talents to help those struggling with food insecurity.  The event raises funds, food and awareness for local food banks.  Participating organizations strengthen their team while gaining profile in the community.  In Waterloo Region, Canstruction has raised food and funds to provide more than 600,000 meals since 2008.  Each year more than 100,000 visitors to Conestoga Mall enjoy seeing the amazing creations and vote with their financial donations to select the “People’s Choice winner.  Best of all, Canstruction showcases the innovation of Waterloo Region while demonstrating that this is caring community