Photos for Food Banks

Twelve Delmarva photographers have come together and donated some of their best photographs in exchange for a donation to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Effort. The Photos for Food Banks Project is one of the few charitable campaigns that gives something back to the people who support the effort by making a monetary donation.

The formula is simple: make a donation and receive a photograph of your choice equal to the value of your donation. Simply visit https://photoeaston.org.

According to the Talbot County Hunger Coalition, one in five children are food insecure. One in 10 residents are food insecure; 5% of our seniors live below the poverty line; 43% of Talbot County Public School students receive free or reduced-price school meals. And lastly, 2% of Talbot’s residents use Food Stamps (SNAP). All this, in one of the wealthiest counties in the United States. Note that these facts were tallied prior to the pandemic. What could the stats possibly be now? It is too early to say.

The Photo Easton group, as they are commonly known, consists of former corporate heads, vice presidents of companies like Dupont, Columbia University PHDs, a graduate from Corcoran School of Art, MBAs, CPAs, managers from the space program, career military intelligence, and retirees from the Federal Government. All of the 12 photographer partners have the “love of photography” in common. Many are selling and are award-winning artists in their own right. Their photos have graced the covers of Attraction magazine, What’s Up Eastern Shore magazine, Tidewater Times and have appeared in other local and national publications.

The photographer partners in photoeaston.org are: Norm Bell (Oxford), Ned Egan (Easton), John Ellsworth (Trappe), Cal Jackson (Easton), Chris Jewett (Grasonville), Dave Harp (Cambridge), Sharon Lee (Easton), Steve Lingeman (Easton), Tony Masso (St. Michaels), Ted Mueller (Easton), Charles Riter (Easton) and Carol Horton Ward (Salisbury).

PhotoEaston.org is affiliated with the Mid-Shore Community Foundation and the Dock Street Foundation. All donations go directly to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. These photographer partners have donated supplies and their photographs. Go online, donate and receive a beautiful framed and “ready to hang” photograph. Visit https://photoeaston.org.

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