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October 9, 2013

‘A Place at the Table’ highlights food insecurity

TERRE HAUTE — Why are almost 50 million Americans hungry, and why are more than 23.5 million kids and teenagers overweight or obese (and sometimes hungry, too)? What triggers and connects these trends? What systems and institutions perpetuate food insecurity, and what reforms will ensure that people get the healthy food they need? In an effort to engage Terre Haute in a conversation about these questions, First Unitarian Universalist Social Action Committee is inviting residents to take their place in the fight to end hunger and ensure that all children and families have access to healthy, affordable foods.

The committee, in association with Participant Media and Active Voice, will host a community screening of “A Place at the Table” on Saturday. The screening is part of Participant Media’s Take Your Place Social Action Campaign, which uses the acclaimed documentary to inspire community conversations about hunger and obesity and get people involved in efforts to address this systemic problem. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a total of 25 communities across the country will be hosting such events.  

The film will be screened at at 6 p.m. at First Unitarian Univeralist Congregation, 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Doors open at 5 for a volunteer fair with local organizations that work to alleviate hunger. Admission is free; donations of money and food will be accepted. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

If you are interested in attending the screening call 812-878-1765 or email hgielrehtaeh@gmail.com by Thursday.

Find more information about the “Take Your Place” campaign at actioncenter.takepart.com/apatt.

 

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