A Place at the Table

aplaceathtetable.jpgJoin us and St. Bartholomew’s Peace & Justice Ministry as we bring this important film to our community. 

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. 

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. 

Learn more about the film at http://www.takepart.com/place-at-the-table 

apatt.image.jpg“Have you heard of the Extreme Makeover Home Edition?  I always have a dream almost night that they would come, tear down our house; let us go for a vacation…  I just wish they would come and actually rescue us from our house.  But we don’t have a story like they do. I want my kids to have a better life than I do, have more food, have a bigger house, no mold and get to do what they want to do and what they need to do.  And never be hungry…” 

Rosie, Colorado fifth grader

WHEN
June 03, 2013 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE
YES Cinema
CONTACT
SaraBeth ·
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