A Place at the Table

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7:00 PM, Friday, February 12, 2016 PST
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A Place at the Table (84 min, Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, 2013) is a documentary about hunger in America. Some 50 million Americans in 17.5 million households (one in seven) were euphemistically categorized in 2013 as being ‘food insecure’. These households were also the homes of 17 million American children. Approximately 40% of those households were in the “very low food security” category meaning that “food intake of some household members was reduced and normal eating patterns were disrupted at times during the year due to limited resources.” Rates of food insecurity are substantially higher for households with incomes near or below the federal poverty line, households with children headed by a single parent, and Black and Hispanic households. A Place at the Table follows three Americans who struggle to put food on their family’s table. The film points out that hunger in America is the really the consequence of poverty caused by the unequal distribution of income and job opportunity in the economically and agriculturally richest nation on Earth.

Release Year: 2007

Running Time: 84 min

Director: Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush

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