PensaCan: Demolish Hunger, Design Hope!

Get ready for PensaCan 2023!

Join us as members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) of Northwest Florida partner with Manna for PensaCan 2023! The event is hosted by Cordova Mall - A Simon Mall.

PensaCan is a competition where local businesses, architectural firms, organizations, and amateur groups create impressive structures made entirely out of full cans of food. This year, teams from businesses, organizations, civic clubs, schools, or any other group are welcome to participate! And, digital designs are welcome too!

If your organization or business, civic club, or school group thinks this looks cool (because it is!), then click here to register your team by 5pm September 1! To sign up, for more information, or to sponsor, please email

Sponsorship tiers start at just $200 (the equivalent of providing 120 healthy meals for neighbors in need) up to $1,000 (the equivalent of providing 600 healthy meals for neighbors in need)! PensaCan sponsors can sponsor a single build team, or the event as a whole. All sponsorship levels include (at minimum) recognition on Event Signage (displayed in Cordova Mall September 22-29) and Manna's Event webpage.

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 will be built at Cordova Mall in the common area between Dillard’s and Ross on Thursday, September 21, and will be on display through Friday, September 29.

A panel of judges will vote on the structures on Friday, September 22, in categories such as Best Nutrition Award, Best Graphics Award, and Structural Ingenuity Award.

You can get involved too! People’s Choice Award votes will be accepted online at September 22 - September 29!

Come out to Cordova Mall and support our local architects and organizations in the fight against hunger!


PensaCan is sponsored by: 

Peterson Engineering

Premier Engineering Group

Scott Adams Engineering