“A child cannot learn if they’re hungry.” -Shelia Alston

Baltimore City Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services employees prepare and distribute more than 88,000 meals to students everyday. Even when school buildings closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, these essential workers continued to feed city youth and their families. This exhibition honors their work and invites you to get involved in addressing food insecurity in our city. Click on the portraits below to hear each story.

Photography: J. M. Giordano | Audio: Aaron Henkin

The exhibition opened in early September in the lobby of City Schools headquarters at 200 E. North Avenue, Baltimore. The lobby is available to the public during normal business hours, and there is no charge for admission. This preview exhibition precedes a larger exhibition set to open in January 2023 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

Click on the links below to listen to the interviews

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