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As a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) swept through the world in 2020, preparedness plans, masking policies and more public policy changed just as quickly. WVXU has covered the pandemic's impact on the Tri-State from the very beginning, when on March 3, 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine barred spectators from attending the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus over concerns about the virus, even though Ohio had yet to confirm a single case of COVID-19.

Wave Pool Gallery Donating Food To Families During Pandemic

Courtesy of Wave Pool Gallery
Wave Pool Gallery donates fresh food with art.

The arts community has taken a major hit in the coronavirus pandemic with event cancelations, venue closures, job cuts and devastating financial losses. Yet many artists are banding together to do good during the stay-at-home order. Wave Pool Gallery in Camp Washington is a prime example.

The gallery, which has always been a gathering space for the community, is now collecting and distributing food for neighbors in need. Under the Camp Delivery Service, artist volunteers distribute bags of fresh produce and canned goods throughout the neighborhood, with many items donated by the Freestore Foodbank. Each bag includes a work of art. Wave Pool is also continuing its existing food pantry program and says the need has grown exponentially.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss Wave Pool Gallery's outreach work within the community are Co-Founder and Executive Director Cal Cullen; and Americorp Volunteer V. Chau.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.