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Canstruction Boston 2018: It’s Time for Ursula to Take Hunger into Her Own Tentacles!

Hunger is all around us: in Massachusetts, Feeding America reports that one in ten households are struggling to put food on the table.

But ONE CAN makes a difference.

Canstruction Boston is a unique competition that involves designing and building statues made entirely out of canned foods, which are then donated to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Since 2001, Nitsch Engineering has used healthy canned foods to build the best sculpture possible … and we’re proud to have won a few awards in the design competition along the way!

In honor of this year’s theme, “Heroes vs. Villains,” Nitsch Engineering built Ursula, that iconic villain from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Ursula may be a villain, but even she’s not evil enough to allow hunger to get the best of Massachusetts! Made out of 2,049 cans of tuna, peanut butter, and beans, Ursula rises up out of the sea floor to take hunger into her own tentacles!

To see all of this year’s amazing sculptures and to vote for this year’s People’s Choice Award, click here to view the Facebook photo album. Just “like” your favorites (like ours!) by 1PM on Wednesday, October 10th!

Wondering how we built It’s Time for Ursula to Take Hunger into Her Own Tentacles? Check out the timelapse video below!

Special thanks go out to our amazing planning, design, and build team, who spent a lot of time and energy figuring out how to build the structure and procure the cans!