On 9/8, No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, unveiled a large-scale mural painted by local artist Steve Martinez at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre on Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica. The colorful mural is inspired by the perspective of local LA children on how they’re overcoming the effects of COVID-19 on their community.
A micro-documentary bringing to light the stories behind this LA-based mural has also been released to help show what life has been like in the wake of the pandemic for local families and kids, and how schools and community groups have revamped their efforts to feed their communities in times of crisis and beyond.
This LA mural unveiling and micro-documentary come as part of a larger national campaign from No Kid Hungry. To bring awareness to the ‘Rebuilding’ effort and how the public can get involved by donating to No Kid Hungry or dining or shopping with brands that support their work, the non-profit campaign is working with artists in five communities across the country to develop and produce large-scale murals in Atlanta, GA, Queens, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Washington, D.C. and Detroit, MI.