Documentary, potluck address hunger

Jan 17, 2014
“A Place at the Table” explores the reality of hunger in America in the 21st century.

Thomaston — There will be a potluck supper/food drive followed by a screening of the 2013 documentary “A Place at the Table” Thursday evening, Jan. 23, at the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist corner of Main/Route 1 and Green streets.

Participants are asked to bring food to share, as well as donations for local food pantries, at 6 p.m. The movie will be screened after supper.

Hunger is not just a problem for starving children in a distant third world country; it is a very real issue for many people here in the United States, the wealthiest nation in the world. Despite having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans, the U.S. allows nearly 50 million people to be food insecure, which means they do not know where their next meal is coming from. Filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity in America.

There is a food drive through the end of February, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-perishable food is being collected at the church, as well as at Thomaston Baptist Church, Thomaston Public Library and Cushing Public Library.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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