The pandemic has affected so many aspects of our lives, amplifying disparities and challenges that already existed. For far too many households simply having access to enough food to eat is a daily challenge. During the early months of the COVID pandemic, an average of 1,659 new households applied for SNAP benefits every DAY in Massachusetts. This data sculpture was inspired by that number — each of the 1,659 households is represented by one knife, spoon, or fork. The pandemic is slowing here, but these families and others facing food insecurity still struggle to put food on their tables. Learn more on the 1,659 mini-site.

photo of table made out of cutlery at an urban farm


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  • Learn more about the sculpture, how you can see it, and food insecurity in Massachusetts on the 1,659 mini-site
Northeastern University