From time to time, Connecticut Food Bank partners with local agencies to present free showings of A Place at the Table, a thoughtful documentary which takes a look hunger in America through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity.
A single mother who grew up in poverty trying to provide a better life for her two kids,
A Colorado fifth-grader who often depends on friends and neighbors for food, and
A Mississippi second-grader whose health issues are exacerbated by the empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
After the film, a panel discussion follows to talk about the economic, social and cultural implications of hunger and what can be done to help make healthy and affordable food accessible to all.
This program is made possible, in part, by the support of MAZON: The Jewish Response to Hunger.