For the past two years, Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects has participated in the annual Dallas Canstruction competition benefiting the North Texas Food Bank. The design-build food drive entails creating, assembling, and displaying a giant structure made entirely from cans of food at the State Fair of Texas. After the fair closes at the end of October, the cans are then donated to the food bank. This is our third year to participate, and we need your help.
Did you know that in Texas, 4.6 million people—one in every six—are food insecure? Or that 856,000 people within the North Texas Food Bank’s 13-county service area live in food insecure households? Or that one in four children—more than 300,000—in North Texas live in food insecure households? Or that 92 million meals are needed every year to meet the food needs in North Texas? We didn’t either until we started participating in this food drive. We believe it’s a real need, and we view this competition as a real way to do something about it. Last year, for example, the North Texas Food Bank provided access to around 63 million meals—meals that we were able to contribute to with your help.
Our design this year will require about 7,300 cans, so our goal is to raise $7,000. We are asking for your assistance as a team sponsor—to consider donating at the $100, $250, or even $500 level to make a direct impact in the fight against hunger. And this isn’t just an act of charity. Every year, roughly 3 million people attend the Texas State Fair and will have the opportunity to be exposed to your organization’s name on our structure’s sign. Plus, your donation is tax deductible.
We hope you’ll consider partnering with us for this event, which provides a unique opportunity for the design community to affect real change in our neighborhoods, cities, and the North Texas region. If you are willing to support the efforts of our firm and the North Texas Food Bank, please send a check payable to Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects with “Canstruction” in the memo line by August 19th to:
Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects
4514 Travis Street, Suite 302
Dallas, Texas 75205
We will follow up with a donation receipt letter from the North Texas Food Bank for your tax records. Thank you in advance for your generosity and compassion for those in need. We are grateful for your support and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
David Stocker, Mark Hoesterey, Enrique Montenegro
and Jenna Janson (Canstruction Team Captain)