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November 2013

Archer Western Texas Participates in CANstruction

Last month, the Archer Western Texas office participated in the annual Canstruction event, a unique design-build competition food drive and exhibition showcasing sensational Canstruction sculptures - structures made entirely out of full cans of food.

Canstruction helps to benefit the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). Since 1996, Canstruction has donated more than 891,444 meals to NFTB. NFTB is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization which leads the fight against hunger with knowledge-based strategies to distribute donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties. NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through research, education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. In FY 2012, NTFB provided access to more than 47 million nutritious meals; a 45% increase year-over-year.

The Archer Western team along with 24 other teams from local architects, engineers, designers and contractors displayed their structures at the North Park Center in Dallas from October 5-20 for the general public to view. This is the first year for Archer Western to participate in this event and used a total of 2,659 cans to construct "The Pumpkin's Comedy and Tragedy." (add photo) There were over 96,000 cans of food used between the 25 teams and every can was donated to the NFTB.



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