Hunger documentary to highlight lack of food security in the U.S.

Don’t miss a critical analysis of hunger in the United States tonight, Oct. 17, when the Greenwich Library and Neighbor to Neighbor, the non-profit food and clothing pantry of Greenwich, will present the award-winning documentary, A Place at the Table.

A panel of local experts will lead a post-film discussion on the topic of hunger and a question and answer session. The film and panel discussion will expose local residents to the issue of hunger and the lack of food security in the U.S. and in the Greenwich community in particular.

A Place at the Table examines the issue of hunger in the United States by highlighting three Americans that struggle daily with food insecurity. In the U.S. today, 50 million people and a staggering one in four children do not know where their next meal is coming from.

According to John Anderson of Variety, “A Place at the Table is a useful, engaging and enraging movie that will enlist supporters for its cause… Still, there’s a certain naiveté to the documentary, which covers a lot of ground, and well, but seems convinced that addressing hunger is an end in itself.”

The film was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and has an 89% approval rating from 56 professional reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. A Place at the Table is directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, with appearances by Jeff Bridges, Raj Patel and celebrity chef Tom Colicchio.

There is also a companion book titled A Place at the Table: The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It, edited by Peter Pringle. Both the DVD and the companion book are available at the library.

Registration is not necessary and the event is free and open to all. For more information, contact Sandra Chan at 203-625-6549 or visit Greenwichlibrary.org. For more information about Neighbor to Neighbor visit N-to-n.org

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