Screening and Discussion of A Place at the Table

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A Place at the Table: One Nation, Underfed

Garden Grille, Wildflour Bakery & The Grange present a community screening & discussion of A Place at the Table, a film documenting the issue of hunger in the United States and offering solutions towards ending the struggle of 50 million Americans each year.

This event will take place at Congregation Beth Sholom, 275 Camp Street. Suggested $10 donation for Southside Community Land Trust. Refreshments compliments of Garden Grille, Wildflour Bakery & The Grange. Doors 6pm, Show 6:30pm

Documentary Synopsis: 50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.

Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger’s Mariana Chilton, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio and Oscar®-winning actor Jeff Bridges.

Author: Tim Blankenship

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