Grocery Shopping – 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?

Back in Covid time, all stores, especially Costco, had lingering lines we were required to wait in and masks we needed to wear. So to further show this, the black figures represent the extensive lines that we waited in, the trees and bushes represent that it was spring during at the current timing if the outbreak, and the picture shows me waiting in line to enter the store. This is how I experienced grocery shopping during the pandemic.​​
— McKay Elementary, Grade 7 student

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *