Hip Hip Hooray, Harlem Art Students Go Big On Lidl Limited Edition Bags Benefitting Food Bank Of New York (Updated)

April 13, 2022

On April 20, 2022, four talented art students from the Harlem community will unveil their designs for limited-edition tote bags.

The designs were developed for the new Lidl grocery store at 2187 Frederick Douglass Blvd, in Harlem, NY.

One hundred percent of sales from the bags will go to the Community Kitchen & Pantry of West Harlem, a division of Food Bank For New York City.

The launch of the initiative will provide Harlem residents who rely on food pantries with greater access to healthy foods.


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The amazing featured students include:

  • Ella Alburez, 13, is an extremely gifted illustrator. Her passions lie in animation, pin-up art and sequential art.
  • Marley Alburez, 15, is a dedicated illustrator with a focus on sequential art. She is a Gold Key recipient, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.
  • Guadalupe Mejia, 14, is top of her class at Columbia Secondary School for Math. She is studying animation and works in illustration and sequential art.
  • Arianna Hoover, 16, is a fast-growing, accomplished muralist. She is an NAACP Act-So Silver Medalist.

The students and their art teacher, AK Lovelace, are happy about the designs, which depict the Harlem neighborhood cityscape while also incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables that are available at Lidl.

What’s better than win-win scenarios when the representatives from Lidl and Food Bank For New York City are big supporters of our Harlem youth.

Photo credit: 1-3) Courtesy AK Lovelace.

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