Celebrations – 01

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?

“I chose to do this because during the pandemic we were not allowed to leave our house unless you ran out of food so you need to go grocery shopping. Sometimes we delivered some food to our friends and that’s the only way we shared food. I showed myself getting the pizza from the pizza delivery person because sometimes we ordered food for celebrations as a special treat.”

— McKay Elementary, Grade 7 student

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