Witnesses to Hunger Photo Exhibit
Philadelphia members of Witnesses to Hunger have partnered with EAT Cafe to present their photography to the greater Philadelphia community. For those who have never seen the exhibit, this presents the perfect opportunity to experience it while supporting EAT Cafe. The exhibit runs from February 21, 2017 through March 20, 2017. Visitors are invited to peruse the gallery while they await seating or after they have finished dining.
Witnesses to Hunger is a groundbreaking research and advocacy movement featuring the voices and photography of parents and caregivers of young children who have experienced hunger and poverty firsthand. Their photographs, along with their life stories, have been exhibited throughout the country, offering living testimony to the need for legislation that eliminates poverty and hunger in the United States.
At the opening reception on February 21, Malcolm Kenyatta (Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce) provided inspiring words and praise of the work of Witnesses to Hunger. Members Myra Y. and Angela S. shared a few words and program Manager, Michelle Taylor, encouraged the community to become involved in the work of Witnesses– ending hunger and poverty.
“Witnesses to Hunger doesn’t want those burdens to be carried secretly. The Center for Hunger-Free Communities program invites mothers and caregivers experiencing hunger and poverty to be their own advocates for policy change. One result of that work is a traveling photo exhibit currently on display at West Philadelphia’s EAT Café, the nonprofit, pay-what-you-can restaurant also coordinated by the Center for Hunger-Free Communities. The exhibit features photographs taken by Witnesses to Hunger program participants alongside quotes of theirs discussing the photos or their personal struggles to feed their families.”
Read more about the event from Generocity.
Check out a recap of the opening reception: