Covid-19 Community Contributions
We know that food and access to it whether at grocery stores, farms, food pantries, or restaurants, and affordability of it is on the top of many people’s minds.
Photos of empty store shelves or #stayathomemeals are dominating social media feeds. We want to ensure this documentation is organized and saved for future generations to understand the food landscape during this historic public health crisis. And we want your help to do it! As you are cook at home, order take-out from a local restaurant, and grocery shop, please consider sharing your photos of anything food related to our digital archive. If its food related we want to see it! Have a story to share about your experience? You can contribute that too.
What we are looking for:
- Photos of your homecooked meals.
- Menus from restaurants serving take-out only
- Photos showing how restaurants are adjusting their
- serving practices in accordance to CDC guidelines.
- Photos of empty grocery store shelves.
- Photos of your take-out meals/the experience of getting
- the take-out or curbside delivery.
- Stories - tell us how your relationship to food has changed
- Have you taken advantage of the school meals to go?
- Tried curb side pickup?
- Tested out a new recipe?
- Are you worried about where your next meal will come from?
- How are you adapting?
Digital Donation Instructions:
Our website is setup to accept community contributions.
- To add to our digital archive, click on the Contribute an Item tab.
- Choose Image or Story from the dropdown menu (For images: Upload your photo and write a brief description including date and location).
- Fill out the personal information section (this information is kept private, not published with the image or story).
Check off the rest of the boxes.
That's it! Now your photo or story will be preserved in the Amesbury Public Library’s local history collection.
Questions? Email our archivist Meghan Fahey at email@example.com.