The following are a selection of images, captions, and quotes from Flint residents who participated in the photo project on food access in Flint and the impact of COVID-19. Most of the photos show intersecting themes, for example one photo and caption might illustrate family, cooking and healthy eating. Photos on these pages are just shared in one category to help show the breadth of data we received.
These data illustrate the theme of social bonding.
This theme appeared 68 times in the data.
We define the social bonding theme as using food to personally connect with others.
Flint Residents Shared
“Two people, I think they're from Flushing, started a Facebook little group. And I think it was actually called "The crap I cooked in quarantine." But it was, it was like a few people. And then pretty soon it was thousands. I mean, I had to quit getting it in my newsfeed because I flipped on Facebook sometimes and there'd be 50 people going “I learned how to bake bread…[Overall people are] getting to know each other more, and getting to know about the food they eat. So I think it was pretty good learning curve for a lot of people.” - Participant Interview
To learn more about the Flint Leverage Points Project, watch our Flint Food System Video.
To learn more about this photo project, visit our Briefing Notes page.
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*Note: The statements provided here represent the voices of the Flint residents who participated in this research project. They are not necessarily reflective of the values or opinions of Michigan State University or its affiliates.