Canstruction Boston Returns in 2023 Ready to Erase Hunger in Massachusetts

Published September 19, 2023

BOSTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / September 19, 2023 / Canstruction Boston, an annual charity event that combines design, creativity, and social responsibility returns in 2023, after a one-year hiatus. Since its inception in 1995, this beloved A/E/C industry event centers around the construction of impressive sculptures made entirely from canned food, which are then displayed and later donated to local food banks. The structures are built by teams of architects, engineers, designers, and students, showcasing their skills in service of a truly worthy cause - to date, Canstruction Boston has raised more than one million pounds of food to benefit people experiencing food insecurity in Massachusetts.

In 2023, SMPS Boston will take the reins as the organizer of Canstruction Boston for the first time. There is a strong alignment between the values of Canstruction and the goals of SMPS Boston and its membership. The SMPS Boston chapter is dedicated to promoting excellence in marketing and business development for the A/E/C industries. Our members value creativity, teamwork, community involvement, and the desire to make a positive impact. This new partnership is poised to bring even more energy and innovation to Canstruction Boston, elevating its mission of addressing hunger and strengthening community bonds.

Says SMPS Boston President, Shannon Koop: "With the stewardship of SMPS Boston, Canstruction Boston will continue thriving as a platform where creativity and compassion intersect, leaving a lasting impression on both participants and the broader community."

As an event that merges the worlds of design, architecture, and social responsibility, Canstruction Boston has garnered attention and accolades over the years. Through the collaborative efforts of talented professionals and students, the event showcases the potential for artistic vision and technical skill to create tangible benefits for those in need.

This year's theme is Celebrating New England and the exhibit of final structures will be open to the public from Sunday, October 22, 2023 through Friday, November 10, 2023 as an extension of the BSA Space in the lobbies at Atlantic Wharf [280 and 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA]. All proceeds from the competition and the canned goods themselves will benefit the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. More details on how to sign up to participate at

SMPS Boston

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a community of marketing and business development professionals working to secure profitable business relationships for their A/E/C companies. Today, SMPS represents a dynamic network of 6,000+ marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada. More details at

The Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell
The Merrimack Valley Food Bank is a community-supported 501C-3 non-profit organization that provides nutritious food and personal care items to emergency feeding programs serving the low-income, homeless, and hungry. We are one of four food banks in Massachusetts that serves food pantries, shelters, and meal programs that in turn, serve individuals and families. 850,000 meals to those in the Greater Boston and surrounding areas. More details at

Social Media

Instagram: @canstruction_boston
#canstructionboston #onecan #canstruction

Media Contacts:

Anna Luciano, CPSM, Director of Marketing, Nitsch Engineering, 857.206.8742

Maria Salvatierra, Marketing & BD Manager, Wilson Butler Architects; 617.720.7127x263

SOURCE: DPS Group - Boston

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