ABOUT

ABOUT:

Photos to Nourish is a print sale featuring the work of an array of Canadian photographers, created with the intention of raising funds for Food Banks Canada to support their heightened need for donations in the face of the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 health crisis. 100% of proceeds from sales will be donated. 

This pandemic has affected all of our lives in unfamiliar ways, and to vastly different degrees of magnitude. The hunger and food insecurity faced by our most vulnerable has been, in some cases, exacerbated in the face of the crisis, and the unfortunate reality is that the situation may get worse for many, before it gets better. As the true economic and social repercussions of the crisis make themselves apparent in the months to come, many more people who are already in precarious positions will require assistance from food banks. We would like to do all we can to help nourish our fellow Canadians, and ensure that everyone has food on the table. 

The initiative is led by Natalie Frenkel and Marina Sulmona. With years of experience in the photo industry and a deep familiarity with Canada’s arts and culture scene, the team is eager to mobilize the Canadian arts world and beyond to help in this time of need.

 

PRINTS: 

All prints will be 10” x 15” with a 0.25” white border surrounding all sides, and printed on Hahnemuhle Bamboo 290g. Prints will be sold for $150.00 CAD. All proceeds, apart from printing and shipping costs, will be donated directly to Food Banks Canada. All artworks will be unsigned, and only available for purchase from May 28th-June 11th, 2020. 

Please note that all sales are final and non-refundable as this is a fundraising initiative. 

All photographs on this website are subject to Copyright ©. All rights reserved. 

 

FOOD BANKS CANADA:

Food Banks Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. They support a network of Provincial Associations, nearly 3,000 affiliate food banks, and food agencies that work at the community level to relieve hunger. In Canada, where we already see more than 1M visits each month to a food bank, many of these groups report facing significant challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis, as they work tirelessly to provide their clients with essential services. Funds raised through Food Banks Canada’s COVID-19 response fund will be used to provide funds, food and support items to food banks across the network, based on their immediate and ongoing demand. Food Banks Canada is currently far from its $150M fundraising goal whose mandate is to ensure food security for all of its users in the months to come. 

Heightened challenges to Food Banks Canada in the face of COVID-19 include:

  • An increase in the number of people requiring their services
  • A significant drop in food donations in some regions
  • Drastic reductions in volunteers due to an older volunteer base who is in the “at risk” category for COVID-19 as well as a reduction in staff due to self-isolation precautions, quarantining or having to care for children at home

For more information on Food Banks Canada and the work they do please visit www.foodbankscanada.ca/.

 

SHIPPING:

Shipping costs will be included in the cost of purchasing a print, and prints will be sent by Canada Post. Curbside pickup is also an option in Toronto (either near Queen & Dovercourt, or St. Clair & Avenue). Printing will take place once the sale has concluded. Due to current restrictions, we cannot guarantee ship by dates, but hope to get your print to you as soon as possible. 

 

SPONSORS:

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the partners who made this possible—first and foremost to our artists, for graciously sharing their captivating and diverse photographs with us. We also greatly appreciate the support and contributions provided by our web designer, Ian Porter, Megan Leahy, for her expertise in media relations and publicity, our printing partner, Pikto, Saty+Pratha for creating graphics, Sophomore for their support with social media, and Tommy Matejka for designing our logo.