ILC students Ta Lah Aeet, his wife, Mu Tah, and their three children were among those featured in an unusual and moving photo project that made its debut on Gallery Night, Oct. 17th, 2014 in Hudson Business Cafe in the Third Ward. The exhibit highlights people who are ineligible for FoodShare (not just ILC students), due to their income, but are still greatly in need of the benefit. The exhibit depicts their day to day lives and struggles.
The project illustrates the reality of hunger in our community. Five families were given digital cameras to tell their story through photos. These families shared their privacy with the hope of changing how we view, understand and work to solve hunger.
Each family took photos capturing the challenges they face on a daily basis, and the ways they make ends meet so they can continue to feed themselves. These photos represent the untold stories of an alarming number of Wisconsinites who know what it’s like to worry about having enough food. Each year, 1 in 4 families in our community struggle with hunger.
We encourage you to attend and support our students, and all individuals facing this hardship. We are grateful to our in-house Hunger Task Force Advocate Jan (Mar Mar Ling) who has contributed so much to our community by assisting our students in FoodShare and WI Access benefits.