CANstruction Event: Taco Party Soup

August 31, 2013 10:37:49 AM PDT
A fun event called CANstruction features teams building structures with canned food, and then, all the donated food goes to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Megen Briars, Chair of CANstruction Chicago joined us with details and a soup recipe.

EVENT INFO:

7th ANNUAL CANSTRUCTION COMPETITION BENEFITS GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY
A-CAN-emy Awards Gala Reception on September 5, 2013
CANstruction exhibit open to the public August 15 - September 8, 2013

WHAT:
CANstruction, a design and build competition to benefit local food banks across the nation, returns to Chicago with the A-CAN-emy Awards gala reception on September 5, from 5:30pm-8:30pm. This unique design competition allows local architects, engineers and construction companies to create incredible structures using canned goods, while using their design skills to fight hunger in Chicago. All of the canned goods used in the structures are donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The gala reception will include complimentary cocktails and hor d'oeuvres, a preview of the structures and award ceremony with celeb judges and official after party at Ay Chiwowa (311 W Chicago Ave).

Last year's CANstruction? event raised nearly 96,000 lbs. of food. This year's event is expected to exceed that amount.

TICKETS:
September 5: A-CAN-emy Awards Gala Reception
Gala Tickets are $40 and includes hor d'oeuvres, cocktails and entry into the Ay Chiwowa after-party. Tickets are available at www.chicagosfoodbank.org/canstruction
www.chicagosfoodbank.org/canstruction

WHEN:
August 15 - September 8: CANstruction is free and open to the public
September 5: Gala reception, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

WHERE:
The Merchandise Mart
First floor lobby
Merchandise Mart Chicago, IL 60654

RECIPE:

Taco Party Soup
Ingredients:
1 can of your favorite beans - kidney, black
1 can green beans
1 can sweet corn
2 cans roasted tomatoes
1 can low-sodium chicken broth
dried onion to taste
dried garlic to taste
1 package spicy taco seasoning

Preparation:
Mix all of the ingredients in on pan, including all of the juice.
Simmer for 15 minutes
Tips: This soup can be dressed up with shredded chicken, sour cream, shredded cheese, hot sauce and more!


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