'A Place at the Table' Film, Lunch & Discussion Wednesday, Feb. 12

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 Falmouth Jewish Congregation, Blance & Joel D. Seifer Community Center, 7 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth  See map
The Falmouth Jewish Congregation presents a free, public screening of the documentary film “A Place at the Table” and a community conversation about hunger on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m.

This event, funded with a grant from the Woods Hole Foundation, includes an opportunity to discuss the film over a free soup and bread lunch after the screening. This event has been scheduled, in partnership with the Falmouth Service Center, for those who were unable to attend an earlier screening in the fall.

Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity and shows how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation. The film proposes that the problems of hunger could be solved once and for all, if the American public would prioritize making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.

A Place at the Table is not just a film, but a trigger for communities to learn more about hunger and discuss how to take positive, effective action to prioritize addressing it. It doesn’t offer easy answers, but rather asks viewers to help find them by getting involved. Falmouth and Cape Cod communities already do much to address food insecurity in our towns, but there are always new ways to explore, such as Falmouth Eats Together and Fresh Start, which began just last year.

Come join this important conversation, which will include Brenda Swain, Executive Director of the Falmouth Service, as well as others. This program is made possible through a generous grant from the Woods Hole Foundation.

The Falmouth Jewish Congregation Blanche & Joel D. Seifer Community Center is located at 7 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth, off Sandwich Road. Parking and facilities are handicap accessible.

For further information visit www.takepart.com/place-at-the-table or www.falmouthjewish.org or call 508-540-0602.
patricia Gadsby February 09, 2014 at 09:59 AM
I hope many of you will come see this eye-opening movie, and open your hearts. It is even more relevant now than it was in the summer because of further cuts in nutrition assistance funding. Thank you to the Falmouth Jewish Congregation, the Falmouth Service Center, and the Woods Hole Foundation for making this winter screening possible -- and to all those in Falmouth who care about putting good food on the table for everyone.


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