AIA Florida Northwest partners with Manna for PensaCan 2022

AIA Florida Northwest partners with Manna for PensaCan 2022

The annual event benefits the hungry served by Manna Food Bank


Pensacola, FL (September 9, 2022) – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Northwest is partnering with Manna again 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 then donated to Manna for distribution to the hungry of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.


Each participant’s food structure will be displayed at Cordova Mall in the common area between Dillard’s and center court Friday, September 30 through Friday, October 7.


Through donations of food and financial gifts, PensaCan events have provided more than 41,230 healthy meals for those in need.


A panel of judges will vote on structures on Friday, September 30, in categories such as Best Nutrition Award, Best Graphics Award, Structural Ingenuity Award, Juror’s Favorite Award, Honorable Mention, and Best Video Production.


The public may vote for the People’s Choice Award September 30 – October 7 at


Participating teams include Ascend Performance Materials, Bullock Tice Associates, DAG Architects, Dalrymple | Sallis Architecture, Goodwyn Mills Cawood, LandrumHR, Pensacola High School Engineering Club, and STOA Architects.