Celebrations – 05

In Spring 2021, Richmond Food Stories collaborated with students from McKay Elementary’s Grade 6/7 classes to create an art work series for “Eating in the Time of COVID-19.” By engaging students to reflect on pandemic experiences through art, each young artist produced a unique illustration in response to the following prompts: How have you celebrated special occasions during COVID-19? What was it like to go grocery shopping when the pandemic first started? How has home cooking and eating changed for your family since the pandemic?

“When everyone was quarantined in their house, this is how my family celebrated Christmas. We called our family in Messenger and just talked about life.​ After the video calls ended, my family and I had a dinner together.​ In the Philippines at Christmas, it is traditional to eat at midnight on Christmas Eve.”

— McKay Elementary, Grade 7 student

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