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One Nation…Underfed

By Shamia Holloway February 28, 2013

The numbers are staggering. One doesn’t have to travel far to see the toll that hunger can take on an individual. Right here, in the shadow of the nation’s capital, one in two children goes to bed hungry and looks forward to going to school, not to learn, but to eat the school meals provided. Seniors are forced to decide between paying for medicine and buying groceries.
To help shine a light on the issue of hunger in America, Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush created the documentary A Place at the Table, which examines the issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with hunger. The documentary will debut in theatres, on demand and itunes premiering Friday, March 1. It will be shown in DC at Landmark’s E Street Cinema at 555 11th St. NW. Show times are 1:00 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:45 pm and 10:00 pm.
The documentary explores the issues that the Capital Area Food Bank and its partner agencies experience daily. Ultimately, the film shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that we all can work together to ensure that healthy food is affordable and available to everyone.
So, if you’re looking for something to do Friday night, check out A Place at the Table and see how hunger impacts us all.