CANstruction Dallas, an annual design and build event of canned food structures benefitting the North Texas Food Bank, is back at NorthPark Center for its 30th annual competition.

This year’s event consists of book-themed canned food creations. The event started Saturday and will last until Sept. 11 with local design, engineering and construction companies participating.

Last year’s canned food structures were based on video game characters and layouts, like Pac Man, Pokemon and Donkey Kong. CANstruction raised over $40,000 and 90,000 canned foods that year.

“Last year the North Texas Food Bank provided approximately 194,000 meals through money raised from the competition and the food donated from the event. We appreciate you bringing your creativity and compassion to fighting hunger in North Texas,” President and CEO of North Texas Food Bank Trisha Cunningham said in the press release.

NorthPark Center visitors can vote on their favorite structure by donating to that team’s fundraising page by visiting Every dollar donated equals one vote and helps the North Texas Food Bank provide access to more than three meals.