Six people were assigned to take 20 pictures to explain their experiences with hunger. These pictures are now part of the “Hunger in Focus” exhibit. In partnership with Serve Denton, the Greater Denton Arts Council is displaying works from the “Hunger in Focus” exhibit at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center from November 11-29, 2015 as part of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. Melody (pseudonym), a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) interviewer, was one of the people selected to take pictures. One of her pictures shows two-dollar bills and some change. Her caption reads, “Money left at the end of the week.” Melody is part of the hunger gap. She makes more money than is allowed to qualify for food stamps, but she doesn’t make enough money for her to live without having to experience hunger.
Admission to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center is free, but visitors are encouraged to bring a donation of a canned food item. This food will be distributed between Vision Ministries, Denton Community Food Center and Our Daily Bread.
National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. The purpose of this time is to focus on what we are thankful for and elicit compassion towards our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness and hunger.
This exhibit serves as an awareness tool for the community, to shed light on an issue that is often overlooked and neglected. For more information about the “Hunger in Focus” exhibit, contact Tracy Bays-Boothe, executive director of the Greater Denton Arts Council, at firstname.lastname@example.org