This Class Gives: Give food and receive a limited edition McKee artwork
As part of his forthcoming exhibition, This Class Works, the Sheffield artist has announced a pop-up event in collaboration with S2 Food Poverty Network, which will see 500 limited edition McKee tins given out in exchange for food and household items.
The event will take place at a pop-up donation centre at 40-44 Division Street, S1 4GF on June 23 from 10am until 2pm. All donations made will be given to the S2 Food Poverty Network, who will then pass on the goods to a number of food banks throughout the city.
Pete McKee said of the event: “If even one food bank alone existed it would be one too many. Sadly the number of food banks throughout the UK are on the rise, reflecting the increasing numbers of people needing to use them. It was a privilege to visit the S2 Food Bank and witness the incredible work they do. Not only do they provide desperately needed food but also long term support to those who use their services, but their aims are to provide both short term and long term relief – with goals to help change people’s situations so they no longer have to rely on food banks. This pop-up art exchange is just a small gesture and hopefully will not only provide much needed donations but also raise awareness that food banks still exist today. Hopefully, we can reach a point one day where the need for food banks can be eradicated.”
In order to receive a free tinned McKee, simply bring food and/or household items on the day. Suggestions include: cereal, dry pasta and noodles, sugar, UHT milk, tea bags, coffee, biscuits, jam, peanut butter, baked beans, spaghetti hoops, rice pudding, tinned soup, tinned tomatoes, tinned fish, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tinned pies, toilet roll, tooth paste, tampons, sanitary towels, nappies, washing powder, baby wipes, baby food, shower gel, shampoo and deodorant.
Read our interview with Pete McKee about his upcoming exhibition here