The 2021 Media Camp Focus
“Food deserts are a chronic problem in the Richmond (Va.) region, one that threatens the overall well-being of its residents and can cause a slew of ill effects,” states a 2019 Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial. “According to the USDA, 60,545 Richmond residents lived in a food desert in 2015.”
Students participating in the BND Summer Media Camp 2020 will report, write, photograph and video stories that illustrate how the city’s lack of access to fresh food leads to poor emotional, physical and mental health. Such conditions often result in poor performance in school, poor social skills and, often, crime. While learning about initiatives to stem the tide of food insecurity, BND Media Camp students will present stories for digital audiences that will show how Richmond-area food banks, food kitchens, grocers and urban gardeners are working to curtail food deserts so that more children and adults can enjoy healthier lives and lifestyles. Students will meet each weekday from 9 am – 3 pm at Ephesus SDA Church, Richmond, Virginia. Snacks and beverages are included in this free program. Students participating in the program are required to be current on all vaccinations, including the COVID-19 vaccination.For more information please visit: bndimc.org orclick this link to complete an application.
Sponsors: Dominion Energy, NBC 12 News, MLH Assets Management, Bank of America, Johnson Inc., John Rich, Maxamus Insurance LLC, S.H. Adams, Sarah Brown, Debbie Burns, Nikki Nicholau, Dr. Linnie Carter and Charles Taylor.