Thank you to our sponsors, Lowcountry Local First and Slow Food Charleston! April is Eat Local month, so be sure to hit the downtown farmer's market from 10am-1pm on this date for the Plow to Chow event. Also check out Hope on Goat on March 30th, a Slow Food Charleston fundraiser to benefit Yo Art Inc.
We are holding a food drive at this screening as well as the April 14th encore screening. Please consider donating non-perishable food items and monetary contributions for the Lowcountry Food Bank.
Following the film is a post-film panel discussion featuring:
- Pat Walker, President and CEO, Lowcountry Food Bank
- Amy Kosar, Food Solicitor, Lowcountry Food Bank
- Germaine Jenkins, Coordinator, Chicora Community Garden Project
- Representative from Charleston culinary community, TBA
- Moderator - Susan A. Bass, Executive Director and President of the Board, Slow Food Charleston
Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. 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.