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A Place at the Table showing November 24

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The critically acclaimed documentary A Place at the Table, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, examines the crisis of food security, hunger, obesity and food access.

There will also a bake sale, with all proceeds supporting Growing Together Community Gardens in South Bend.

All are welcome to attend. This screening is open to the public and free of charge; donations to support the garden will be gladly accepted.

For more information, please phone 875-5700 and leave a message, or email willapagrows@gmail.com. You can also contact Facebook.

About the Film

In Participant Media’s A Place at the Table, a Magnolia Pictures release, directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.

Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.

About Growing Together Community Gardens

Growing Together Community Gardens’ first harvest was in 2012 and was made possible through the partnership of over 70 individuals, businesses, and community organizations. We are committed to supporting North Pacific County residents to grow fresh, organic vegetables, fruits, and flowers close to home while fostering local sustainability, educational opportunities, and community connections. The garden is located on the corner of Water and Adams Streets in South Bend.

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