Canstruction raises record amount of canned goods

This year’s Canstruction raised a record amount of food for local food pantries, according to the United Way of Bartholomew County.

The week-long event at Fair Oaks Mall has teams construct sculptures made of canned goods. After judging and voting by the public, the food is distributed to food pantries at Love Chapel, Community Center of Hope and Salvation Army.

This year’s event raised 38,012 cans of food from eight local teams.

According to the United Way,  competitors included Starving Artists, Columbus Sunrise Rotary Club, Toyota, Dorel Juvenile Group, Hawcreek Hauling, CSA Fodrea 4th Graders, Columbus North C4 Engineering Students and Columbus Young Professionals.

The winner of the judging in the structural ingenuity category was Columbus Sunrise Rotary Club with their design of a Charlie Brown and Snoopy display. To see a complete list of winners, you can go to