This Charitable Initiative Trades Jewelry for Food

By: Mishal Omar - Jul 6, 2016
References: foodxury.org & fubiz.net
A charitable initiative that involves trading in food-shaped jewelry is raising awareness and allowing homeless people to buy food.

Art director Micaela Gallina started 'Foodxury' after realizing how much food New York City wastes while having such a large homeless population. She designed these food-like jewelry pieces as a reminder that "food becomes a luxury when we don't have it" and gives these pieces to homeless people to sell for food. This charitable initiative feeds homeless people, provides them with some autonomy and raises awareness about hunger and food wastage in New York City.

This initiative provides a dignified way for homeless people to gain some independence while promoting an important issue that should eventually be addressed on a larger scale.