Washington, DC (February 27, 2013) – Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush bring you a new documentary called A Place at the Table opening in Washington, DC on March 1st, 2013. This film brings up a hard topic to swallow for most Americans, “50 million people in the U.S. (one in four children) don’t know where their next meal is coming from.”
This brings up the issue that America, the most powerful nation in the world, cannot feed its citizens with affordable, nutritious foods. The film follows three people who are struggling with food insecurity: a Philadelphia single mother, a Colorado fifth-grader, and a Mississippi second-grader. These real stories from those affected by hunger are just a few of the many people struggling today.
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 actor Jeff Bridges.
This film shares that food hunger can be solved, if we collectively decide to do so. This is a very interesting and contemporary view of a problem few are willing to accept. There are many organizations out there to help aid this problem, but after watching this film, you too will become a powerful advocate to end hunger in America. A Place at the Table opens in Washington on March 1 at the E Street Cinema and will also be available on iTunes and onDemand.
Organizations, who have partnered with this film, are helping make a difference. These are Bread for the World, New York City Coalition Against Hunger, No Kid Hungry and DC Central Kitchen. Other partners are listed on the TakePart.com website.