Film Alert: A Place at the Table

We are quite excited about the new hit Hollywood film on Hunger in America: A Place at the Table. The film features experts including Joel Berg, sociologist Janet Poppendieck, 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.

Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all. We are supporting film-related NYC-based community outreach and engagement through a grant to the NYC Coalition Against Hunger, who is hosting several screenings coupled with a discussion about the important issues raised in the film.

Intrigued? Join an upcoming screening and discussion!

Thursday, May 9th at 2 p.m. – CUNY School of Public Health, 2180 Third Avenue at 119th St..  Post-screening panel to feature CUNY Professor Emerita Jan Poppendieck & Josh Ankerberg, Director of Child Nutrition Programs, New York City Coalition Against Hunger

Wednesday, May 29th at 6 p.m.– Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Avenue (@ 151st St.), Bronx

Tickets available here.

The film is also be available on iTunes and On Demand, and it got a great write up in Reuters.

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