Creative Food Drive in Durham this Saturday

The third annual Creative Food Drive, an architectural competition involving nonperishable foods, is from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Durham’s American Tobacco complex.

Competing teams are given 90 minutes to build a sculpture out of the food, which will be judged by a panel of judges including Durham Mayor Bill Bell. The community also gets to vote for their favorite for the people’s choice award.

Beyond the competitive construction, Nick Driver, Sarah Shook and the Devil, and Lonnie Walker will perform live music, food trucks Deli.icious, Valentino’s and Sweet Water Ices will serve food and local breweries Fullsteam and Bull City Burger and Brewery will pour beer. Plus, there will be pumpkin painting and a bouncy castle for the children.

Durham architecture firm MHAworks started the Creative Food Drive two years ago and it has collected more than 21,000 pounds of food for Housing for New Hope and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Info: