“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

Opening February 10, 2023

A satellite exhibition opened in September 2022 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.

Supported by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, this project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Baltimore City Public Schools Food and Nutrition Service department, with additional support from Freestate Electric, Safeway, Delaplaine Foundation, McCormick and Co., Southway Builders, Saval Foodservice, and Edward St. John Foundation. The opening is made possible by First National Bank.

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