Art @ the Y presents: GROWING COMMUNITY

Thursday, April 28, 2016 to Friday, April 29, 2016
University YMCA 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Art @ the Y presents
Photographs by Erich Adickes, and Partnering Community Gardens


APRIL 28, 2016 | 5:00PM-7:00pm
Gallery Talk at 5:30pm

University YMCA
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820

On view in Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA from April 28, 2016 through August 2016.

Growing Community, framed in the context of Sola Gratia Farm, Prosperity Gardens, and Randolph Community Garden, highlights some of the community bridges and partnerships that grow out of the local foods movement. Featuring the work of local photographer Erich Adickes, this collection of photographs tells the stories of people and of communities fighting back against hunger by bringing healthy food close to home.

Background: Nearly fifty million Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. According to feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap project, Champaign County suffers from a 16.7% food insecurity rate, higher than the food insecurity rate in Cook County. One of the problems contributing to hunger and obesity in our communities is poor access to healthy, affordable foods. The farm and gardens featured in this exhibiton demonstrate some of the ways people are working together to bridge the meal gap.

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