“A Place at the Table” Explores Solutions to Food Insecurity

Screening of A Place at the Table at the Amherst Cinema

50 million people in the U.S.—one in five children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans.

And of the 50 million facing hunger, 135,000 live right here in Western Massachusetts.

A Place at the Table, a new film exploring the issue of hunger in America and uncovering possible solutions, will be screened at Amherst Cinema on March 7th, 2013 at 7pm.

Following the screening,  The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Executive Director Andrew Morehouse will lead a panel discussion with Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA), who is featured in the film, and UMass Professor Julie Caswell, who will discuss local and national hunger.

The presentation is a collaboration with The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, the leading provider of emergency food in Western Massachusetts that reaches individuals and families with lower incomes and an organization committed to working with our community to reduce hunger and increase food security.

Tickets for the March 7th special screening are available at www.amherstcinema.org  The film will open for a full run at Amherst Cinema on Friday, March 8th and will run through at least March 14th.

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