PHOTOVOICE: Real Food Stories from Across Gunnison Valley
Dec 4, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021
Since the start of the COVID-19 breakout, Mountain Roots has interviewed folks across the valley to document the pandemic’s impacts on food security. People have shared their personal stories through a multitude of pandemic response programs; during home deliveries, at free pop-up produce markets, and in their own backyard gardens, where some have sown seeds for the first time. We wanted to know more about what their food situation is like at home—during the pandemic and prior—to learn more about our community’s food sources, health habits and nutrition, and whether or not individuals are able to provide food for their families. This project showcases these faces and food stories, aiming to open the door for more meaningful conversations regarding food security. We believe everyone deserves access to healthy food, regardless of their economic situation—it’s a basic human right.
Opening reception, Friday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Exhibit runs through January 14. Free
Mountain Roots Food Project believes in fostering a future of food that is socially equitable, environmentally regenerative, and economically sustainable. We are growing the next generation of young farmers, growing food and regenerating the land, teaching K-12 nutrition and environmental education, and increasing equitable access for all.
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