Canstruction 2023: An Evening with The Cleverlys Award Winners and Event Recap

Canstruction 2023: An Evening with The Cleverlys, presented by Foundation Bank, was held Thursday, September 28th at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in downtown Jackson. The 18th annual event featured structures built entirely out of canned food by 16 teams from around the city, a wonderful dinner sponsored by Hometowne Capital, an awards ceremony, and a live performance by The Cleverlys, sponsored by TVA and Toyota TN.

Canstruction festivities began Thursday, September 14th at the Kickoff Party, sponsored by Christian Brothers Automotive, at Baker Bros. BBQ. Teams and sponsors were invited to enjoy dinner, fellowship and live music together in anticipation of Canstruction.

Canstruction 2023 Partners

This event would not have been possible without the support of our partners! Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Foundation Bank. The support of the businesses, organizations, churches, schools, and individuals that partner with us allows us to continue leading and engaging our community in the fight against hunger. Thank you for investing in our mission!


The 16 participating teams gathered at the civic center Tuesday, September 26th for Buildout. This year included five first-year teams, and 11 returning teams. Gerdau is the only team that has participated in Canstruction for all 18 years the event has been held in Jackson.

Conner Real Estate – A Home and Sufficient Food
DaVita Home Dialysis – Beating Hunger with the DaVita Way of Giving
Delta Faucet – Snoopy Takes Down Hunger
Family Christian School/New Life Church – Wall-E Fights Hunger
Fellowship Bible Church – God Does Miracles When We Give
To Help Others
First Methodist Downtown Jackson – Up, Up and Away
Georgia-Pacific – Dixie Jackson – “X” – out Hunger
Gerdau – Striking Out Hunger
Jackson Energy Authority – The Super Power of Kryptonite
CAN End Hunger
Jackson-Madison County School System – SSSSaving the World from Hunger
Jackson State Community College – Bridge the Hunger Gap
LyondellBasell – VolCANic – Blow Up Hunger
Region Mortgage – Home Sweet Home
Sevolution from Love & Truth Church – The Dinner Table
Tennalum – The CANS of Our Lives
Toyota TN – Eliminating Hunger from a
Different Perspective

Award Winners

Descriptions of each award can be found here.

Best of Show: Delta Faucet
Best Use of Labels: Toyota TN
Structural Ingenuity: Tennalum
Best Meal: Delta Faucet
Most Cans: LyondellBasell
Best Original Design: First Methodist Downtown Jackson
Spotlight Award: Fellowship Bible Church
Honorable Mention: Jackson Energy Authority
People’s Choice, sponsored by VIP Jackson Magazine: Delta Faucet
Delta Faucet team with Best of Show (Frannie Smith Cup), Best Meal, and People’s Choice awards in front of their structure, Snoopy Takes Down Hunger.
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