PensaCan: Demolish Hunger, Design Hope!

PensaCan 2024 is back this October!

Join us as members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) of Northwest Florida partner with Manna for PensaCan 2024! The event is hosted by Cordova Mall - A Simon Mall.

PensaCan is a competition where architectural firms and community amateurs create impressive structures made entirely out of full cans of food. Following a week-long display of the structures (and posters with images of digital designs) and voting, all food is then donated to Manna for distribution to our hungry neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Food structures are built at Cordova Mall in the common area between Dillard’s and Ross on Thursday, October 3, and are on display through Friday, October 11. 

Structures can also be built at other locations, such as in an office, and submitted as a digital entry. Digital build entries must be completed and submitted by September 5, 2024. Posters with images of digital designs will be displayed in Cordova Mall during the week of voting.

Vote for your favorite structure October 4 - 11! Come back to this page to place votes for the People's Choice Award - each vote is a $5 donation to Manna, providing 3 healthy meals to a neighbor in need with every vote! 

After the structures are built, a panel of judges will vote on the structures in categories such as Best Nutrition Award, Best Graphics Award, Structural Ingenuity Award, and more. Winners of each award will be announced during the PensaCan Awards Ceremony.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register your PensaCan build team today!

Insterested in sponsoring? Take a look at the PensaCan SPONSOR INFO PACKET.

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