From spotlighting murals at Food Bank member agencies across the five boroughs to highlighting the art-making practices of our very own Food Bankers, we want to show how community art tells the story of a people better than almost anything else can.
THE POWER OF COMMUNITY ART
FOOD BANK MURALS
THE IMPACT OF FOOD INSECURITY
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau 2020. Income and Poverty Report.; NYC Health – Food Insecurity and Access in New York City during the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-2021; Feeding America – Food Insecurity in Black Communities, January 2022; Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement: Overlooked and Undercounted 2021 Self-Sufficiency Report.
“While the United States has an overall poverty rate of 11.4%, within the Black community, the poverty rate is 19.5%. Meanwhile, poverty in the non-Hispanic, white community is 10.1%.”
Source: Feeding America – Food Insecurity in Black Communities, January 2022
“Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities experience disproportionate financial detriment from the economic shutdown.”
Source: Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement: Overlooked and Undercounted 2021 Self-Sufficiency Report.
“Structural racism has shaped policies that continue to result in economic exclusion and disadvantages for Black and Latino/a New Yorkers, groups that disproportionately bear the burden of food insecurity as well as adverse chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which may be complicated by not being able to consistently access a nutritious diet.”
Source: NYC Health – Food Insecurity and Access in New York City during the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-2021.
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