[Video] Southpaw Insights featured on NBC4

We’re thrilled that our work was featured on NBC4 news. In a time marked by upheaval and uncertainty, our data offered a beacon of hope, revealing the profound impact of family meals during the pandemic.

As restaurants shuttered their doors and we found ourselves spending more time at home, the dining table emerged as a sacred space of connection and togetherness. Our research painted an encouraging picture: 71% of people who have been sharing in-person meals with their families report feeling more connected since the pandemic began. But here’s the kicker—it’s not just about physical proximity. Even virtual family meals fostered a sense of closeness, with 70% of participants feeling the same sense of connection.

What’s truly remarkable is the overwhelming positivity surrounding family time, with 80% of respondents expressing favorable sentiments. For many, these meals have evolved beyond mere sustenance—they became cherished rituals again, providing comfort and stability in uncertain times. Some have even remarked that family meals became a newfound regularity in their households, underscoring their enduring significance.

At Southpaw Insights, we’re passionate about uncovering insights that resonate on a deeply human level. Our research goes beyond numbers and statistics—it illuminates the human experience, revealing the power of simple moments shared with loved ones. In a world where headlines often highlight division and discord, these findings remind us of the enduring strength of familial bonds and the resilience of the human spirit.

So here’s to the power of family meals—to the laughter shared, the stories told, and the connections forged. As we navigate the challenges of the pandemic and beyond, let’s hold tight to the moments that bring us together, finding solace and joy in the simple act of breaking bread with those we love. And at Southpaw Insights, we’ll continue to uncover the stories that inspire, uplift, and unite us all.

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