The annual event presented by American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Northwest
benefits the hungry served by Manna Food Bank
Pensacola, FL (October 12, 2022) – PensaCan 2022 was a success, raising the equivalent of 16,820 healthy meals for neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties through donations of food and funds to Manna. In total, the event has now provided more than 58,050 healthy meals to the hungry since its start in 2009!
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Northwest again partnered with Manna for this year’s PensaCan: Demolish Hunger, Design Hope. 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 at Cordova Mall, all food is donated to Manna for distribution to the hungry of Northwest Florida.
A panel of judges voted on the structures on September 30. PensaCan 2022 judges are:
The public voted for the People’s Choice Award September 30 – October 7.
At an awards ceremony on October 11 held at Beyond the Grape at Cordova Mall, winners were announced in the following categories:
Best Nutrition Award – Bullock Tice Associates (BTA), Today’s Word is “Manna”
Best Graphics Award – Ascend Performance Materials, Crayola Crayon Box
Structural Ingenuity Award – Dalrymple | Sallis Architecture, Chew Chew Train
Best Video Award – STOA Architects, Slinky Dog
Most Valuable Award – DAG Architects, Boombox
Honorable Mention Award – Pensacola High School Engineering Club, Cansformer: Demolishing Hunger through STEM
Jurors’ Favorite Award – Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC), Wishing to End Hunger
People’s Choice Award – Dalrymple | Sallis Architecture, Chew Chew Train