Combat Food Insecurity in Arts Community

Combat Food Insecurity in Arts Community

Food Secure Artists is raising funds during the month of February 2021 to support Albertan artists who are experiencing food insecurity.

Make a donation if you can.

Food insecurity is not having enough money to buy food and can range from worrying about running out of food to going days without food. Because of the pandemic, one in seven Canadians is experiencing food insecurity right now and food prices are expected to rise drastically by $700 this year. Those hardest hit are low income earners, meaning many individual artists are bearing incredible stress during an already turbulent time.

Your support will get cash into artists’ hands to empower them to weather this pandemic with dignity. We’re focusing on cash because food banks and food charity don’t always cut it. Many food insecure households don’t or cannot access food banks and, right now, food banks are running low and sometimes resorting to expired or rotten food. Even when shelves are full and fresh, they often cannot factor in individual needs, whether that be vegan, gluten free, culturally specific, or other dietary restrictions. We want artists to be able to buy their own groceries to make the food that keeps their bellies and hearts full.

If you care about the arts, donate to directly support individual artists during this turbulent time when work is almost impossible to find via GoFundMe by visiting gofundme.com.

If you are in need of support, please register at forms.google.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support.

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