"I have not escaped the memories of the victims’ hands asking food and help in the aftermath of the Nagis cyclone that hit Burma’s delta in 2008. When my wife and I were doing relief work with other friends, I saw the many hands of people who were hungry for food, for safety, for kindness and for others. We continue to see countless hands like these all over the world today." -Than Htay Maung
BUY A HAND. SUPPORT A FOOD PANTRY.
Buy a hand for $100 and 100% of your contribution will be donated to the Northside Food Pantry. The Northside Food Pantry, Pittsburgh’s largest with about 1,000 people served each month, is a progressive, nonsectarian nonprofit founded in 1982 over a Thanksgiving meal shared by three pastors of local churches.
The Northside Food pantry is open three days a week, every week a year, plus the third Saturday a month during cold weather. In 2012, the pantry served 1,845 households made up of 9,956 people living on the Northside. The Northside Food Pantry processes about 300,000 pounds of food each year.
Tour the pantry.
The hands are remnants from Than Htay Maung's work, My Offering, which was featured in the Mattress Factory exhibition Factory Installed. Though the exhibition is no longer on view, we continue to sell hands through the MF Shop.
All $100 contributions will acquire one plaster hand and one hardened bread loaf from the exhibition, My Offering. Bread donated by our Northside neighbor, Breadworks. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org // #412.325.1512 with any questions, or to make a purchase.
Please note that we can only accept cash or check. Your payment will be directly donated to the Northside Common Ministries' Northside Food Pantry. Please make checks out to "Northside Common Ministries."