Muskie School of Public Service

Film Screening: A Place at the Table

November 22, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Talbot Lecture Hall @ Luther Bonney, 85 Bedford Street, USM Portland Campus

A Place at the TableFilm Screening: A Place at the Table

Presented by Preble Street's Maine Hunger Initiative,
with support from the USM Muskie School of Public Service

In the ground-breaking film A Place at the Table, film directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America, largely through the stories of three people suffering from food insecurity. Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel, and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger's Mariana Chilton, Top Chef's Tom Colicchio, and Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges.

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.

Admission to the event is free, but please visit Preble Street online to register and reserve your spot:

Contact Information

Preble Street
(207) 775-0026