Date: January 14, 2014
Department: Civic Engagement
Music, appetizers, and local art will be enjoyed at the opening exhibit, Monday, January 20, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ (635 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740). There will be opportunities to donate during an online auction at the exhibit to support local food pantries and agencies. An art exhibit will also be on display at Fall River City Hall later in the month beginning Friday, January 24, 2014.
ArtWorks! and SouthCoast Serves have partnered together to help local food justice projects. Artwork for this exhibition will be inspired by food justice projects in the SouthCoast region. Local food justice projects have been matched with artists to who have created a piece based on the agencies missions and goals. Artists chosen to participate received a stipend and will also receive a portion of the amount their work is sold for.
SouthCoast Serves'Anti-Hunger Campaign is an addition to its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service project, funded by the Massachusetts Service Alliance. This year, SouthCoast Serves hopes to echo Dr. King's anti-poverty message by encouraging service and volunteerism around the issue of food security.
UMass Dartmouth's SouthCoast Serves strives to meet the needs of communities by leveraging resources, expertise, and capacity to maximize impact. For more information, visit www.southcoastserves.org or SouthCoast Serves' Facebook page.