Grocery Shopping – 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?

“I made this because I wanted to share my experience about grocery shopping and how it looked different than grocery shopping before the pandemic. There were long lines in front of most of the stores. When you got into the store, you had to sanitize your hands. I would also wipe the cart we were using. There weren’t many items on the shelf. When we were lining up, we needed to stay 2m apart from others. After we left the store, we would wipe the shopping bags before we put them in the car. This was my experience about grocery shopping.”
— McKay Elementary, Grade 7 student

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