1,659, a food security data sculpture

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The pandemic has affected so many aspects of our lives, amplifying disparities and challenges that already existed. For far too many households simply having access to enough food to eat is a daily challenge. During the early months of the COVID pandemic, an average of 1,659 new households applied for SNAP benefits every DAY in Massachusetts. This data sculpture was inspired by that number — each of the 1,659 households is represented by one knife, spoon, or fork. The pandemic is slowing here, but these families and others facing food insecurity still struggle to put food on their tables. On the sculpture’s site you can learn about where you can see the sculpture, discover local resources if you are in need, and learn ways you can help address food insecurity.


Posted on

August 14, 2021