There are few events more impressive in scale than CANstruction. The sculptures cast member VoluntEARS make out of just canned food never fails to impress. The 2016 event is no exception. It took 20 Disney VoluntEARS and 4,000 canned food items to CANstruct a Mickey ice cream bar sculpture that will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
The sweet masterpiece is part of a design competition called CANstruction Orlando, an annual event hosted by Central Florida’s architectural and engineering community. Disney VoluntEARS cooked up the concept for the sculpture based on the theme of this year’s event – “IncrEDIBLE: If you can eat it, you can build it!”
“For more than 45 years, guests have made special memories by sharing a Mickey ice cream bar during their visit to the Walt Disney World Resort,” said Mike Piatek, director of Architecture and Facilities Engineering for Walt Disney World Resort. “By creating a CANstruction sculpture of this iconic Disney treat, our Cast Members are helping to make a difference for those in need throughout Central Florida.”
Teams representing 10 organizations from across the community joined Disney to participate in this year’s event. All of the culinary creations are on display through Sunday, Nov. 6, at Orlando Fashion Square. After the competition, the nonperishable food is donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
“Events like CANstruction are a major part of raising awareness for our work and vision to inspire and engage the Central Florida community to end hunger,” said Dave Krepcho, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
Walt Disney World Resort and its Cast Members have supported Second Harvest Food Bank for the past 24 years, including distributing unused, prepared food from restaurants and conventions through the Disney Harvest Program. Since 2012, Disney VoluntEARS have donated more than 33,000 food items through the annual CANstruction Orlando events.
I think we can all agree that Disney cast members are the best.