Home Cooking & Restaurants – 03

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?

“This connects to my experience with food during the pandemic because I got the time to bake more during COVID.​ With my family’s birthdays, my sister and I got to bake cakes for our birthday. We would usually buy birthday cakes, but now that we can bake, we do it for all our family’s birthdays. During the pandemic, we tried new recipes and improved on our skills.”

— McKay Elementary, Grade 7 student

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