Four teams of students from SUNY Oneonta and the community will test their engineering skills in a “canstruction” competition this weekend at the Southside Mall in Oneonta.

The teams will build structures out of canned food that will ultimately be donated to the local food pantries.

Teams from the Milford Community Action Group and the Grand Gorge BOCES will join two teams of SUNY Oneonta students. One team will be representing the college’s student-athletes and the other team will be residents of Ford and Hays halls.

The teams will build giant-sized structures made entirely of canned food. The structures will remain on display at the mall until April 11, and the canned food will then be donated to the 13 food pantries in Otsego County.