Kinder Padon Gallery Opening Recption: PHOTOVOICE: Real Food Stories from Across Gunnison Valley
December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
PHOTOVOICE: Real Food Stories from Across Gunnison Valley
Opening Reception Friday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Show runs in the Kinder Padon Gallery December 4 – January 14.
Since COVID began, Mountain Roots has interviewed folks across the valley to document the pandemic’s impacts on food security. People have shared personal stories throughout 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 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 if individuals are able to provide food for their own families.
This project showcases the faces and food stories, aiming to open the door for more meaningful conversation regarding food security. We believe everyone deserves access to healthy food, regardless of their economic situation—it’s a basic human right.
About Mountain Roots:
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.
To help Mountain Roots Food Project build a healthier, more resilient local food system, please visit: mountainrootsfoodproject.org/