COVID FOODWAYS: Invitation to Participate

How has the pandemic changed food for you? How have you adapted your foodways to meet these new conditions?

Spatula&Barcode invites you to participate in the COVID FOODWAYS project.

There are three ways to participate:


Post an image with a short description in any language of a change in the way you eat, cook, or shop since the start of the pandemic on your preferred social media, using the hashtag #covidfoodways

sign indicating that bulk sales have been suspended

Complete the consumer survey.


(If you are a food producer, please consider completing the producer survey as well at

Hay versiones en español de ambas encuestas disponibles; contáctenos si las prefiere.

large outdoor cooking kettles

Schedule an online conversation by contacting us at if you are especially interested in this topic or have unique experiences with food in the pandemic. We’ll set up a remote interview that will contribute to an artwork or essay or film on this theme. 

También se puede participar en las entrevistas en español.

We are all affected by the pandemic and its impact on our food systems–please forward this email to anyone who might be interested!

For more background and context on COVID FOODWAYS visit this page.


Spatula&Barcode is pleased to announce the availability of masks printed with the words:


We are gifting these masks to honor friends, relatives, colleagues, and students who are working for social justice through protests, activism, labor, financial contributions, education, lived experience, etc. 

If you would like to have a mask, let us know your color preference and your mailing address. 

The masks are multi-layered machine-washable cotton with comfortable elastic bands that go around the head instead of the ears. They have an adjustable nose bridge for a secure fit and are gathered at the chin. They are hand screen printed with non-toxic waterbase inks by Screen Door Studio, a woman-owned print shop in Madison, WI, specializing in small custom screenprint jobs.

Masks with text: "Physical Distance/Social Solidarity" in red, purple, grey, black, and 4 shades of blue

Please include a sentence or two about what you have been doing so we can add it to our blog where we are documenting different ways to engage with anti-racist action during a pandemic. You can see what others are doing on this page.

If you would like to help to fund the next round of mask printing, you can do so via paypal (