Prints for Hunger is a fundraising print sale of donated photographs by Chicagoan and Chicago-based artists, in collaboration with Roots and Culture Contemporary Arts Center. All proceeds will go directly to The Greater Chicago Food Depository. Inspired by the success of Pictures for Elmhurst, our fundraiser exchanges significant photographs for donations that support vulnerable communities during the Covid-19 emergency and its aftermath.
USDA numbers from before the pandemic found roughly 11% of Americans are food-insecure; throughout the pandemic and its aftermath, food scarcity will continue to dramatically increase. As more and more people file for unemployment, thousands of our neighbors are facing hunger for the first time. The Greater Chicago Food Depository is at the center of a robust local network that brings together more than 700 organizations and programs, such as food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile distributions and other partners. It co-leads a collaboration with the city of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools and other local groups to provide food for people in need during the coronavirus pandemic. The Food Depository is a crucial member of a united community effort that brings food, dignity and hope to our neighbors.
The donated photographic prints will be open editions for the duration of the fundraiser. They are available in exchange for a donation of $100 plus $5 shipping costs. An amount of $15 will be deducted from each donation to help offset expenses for print production and packaging. For international shipping, please contact us. If you would like to make a monetary donation of any amount to be included with our donation to The Greater Chicago Food Depository, you can do so here. Payments will appear as "Roots and Culture" on your statements.
Printing services are being generously provided by two Chicago based print labs: Document and Loupe LLC. The prints are 8.5 x 11 inches, with a variable printed-area depending on the aspect ratio of the photograph. Paper has been generously donated by Red River Paper
Prints For Hunger is organized by a small group of Chicagoans and Chicago transplant artists. We are: Marzena Abrahamik, Aimee Beaubien, Ashlee Jacobs, Paul D’Amato, Rebecca Kressley, Justin Schmitz, Mindy Taylor. Site design by Ria Roberts in collaboration with SEVERE.SOLUTIONS