“A PLACE AT THE TABLE” MOVIE SCREENING REVEALS FACE OF HUNGER IN
Nearly 20% of Fulton County Residents Live in Food Insecure Households
WHAT: The Atlanta Community Food Bank is hosting a special screening of “A Place at the Table” - a powerful documentary that lets viewers see hunger through the eyes of food pantry staff, a working mom, dedicated teachers, and a young child trying to stay focused on school and her future. The film offers a rare, in-depth look at the complex issue of hunger in the United States. Viewers also hear from experts in the field on the causes, and most importantly, solutions to hunger here in the United States.
A brief Q & A with Atlanta Community Food Bank staff will follow the screening. You’ll also learn how you can be involved in the fight against hunger in your community.
WHO: Atlanta Community Food Bank, Tugg, and Community Representatives
7:00 p.m. Doors Open
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Documentary Screening
9:00 – 9:30 p.m. Q & A with Atlanta Community Food Bank Staff
Cost: Tickets are $12
To reserve tickets, visit http://www.tugg.com/events/9270
Mansell Crossing 14
7730 North Point Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30022
WHY: Hunger in our society is more prevalent than ever with an estimated 50 million Americans living in food insecure households. Georgia is one of 10 states with a food insecurity rate significantly higher than the national average. Poverty in the metro-Atlanta suburbs increased 122% from 2000 – 2012. Kids, our most cherished and vulnerable population, are at the greatest risk. 28.8% of kids in Georgia live in households who have trouble accessing enough food, which is 6th highest in the nation.
This screening of “A Place at Table” is an opportunity for the community to come together for a few hours to learn more about the issue of hunger and how everyone can help. Hunger is a solvable problem if we come together and take action.
The Atlanta Community Food Bank’s mission is to engage, educate, and empower the community to fight hunger.