Support PensaCan 2019: Demolish Hunger, Design Hope!

Join us as members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) of Northwest Florida partner with Manna for PensaCan 2019! The event is hosted by Cordova Mall - A Simon Mall.

PensaCan is a competition where architectural firms create impressive structures made entirely out of full cans of food. Following a week-long display of the structures and voting, all food is then donated to Manna for distribution to our neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Food structures will be built at Cordova Mall in the common area between Dillard’s and Ross on Thursday, September 26, and will be on display through Friday, October 4.

A panel of judges will vote on the structures on Friday, September 27, in categories such as Best Meal Award, Best Use of Labels Award, and Structural Ingenuity Award.

The public can get involved too! People’s Choice Award votes will be accepted September 27 through October 4! Come out to Cordova Mall and support our local architects in the fight against hunger!

Thank you to our 2019 lead sponsors!

Who did we help in 2019?


(under the age of 18)
67% were under 12.

Senior Citizens

(over the age of 55)

Military and Veterans

(active duty, veterans,
and retirees)