October 17, 2017

Rivertown Sponsors: A PLACE AT THE TABLE at The Nyack Center

Showing: Food Day, Oct. 24 – 7:30 PM
Title: A Place at the Table
Year: 2012
Country: USA
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Food-Day_A-place-at-the-tablePresented by Food Day NyackThe film will be followed by a discussion with NYS Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee, Chair of the Assembly’s Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy, People to People Director Diane Serratore, and Cropsey Community Farm Manager Shane Hardy, with additional special guests. It will focus on the Farm Bill, its implications, and the action we can take at the local level.

A Place at the Table examines the economic and cultural impact of hunger in America and possible solutions to a problem plaguing 50 million people in the U.S, one in four of whom are children. 2012, USA, 84 minutes, documentary

Please note that this program will begin at 7:30. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended.

Sponsored by Rockland Farm Alliance in conjunction with Rivertown Film. Proceeds to benefit Rockland Farm Alliance.

For information on National Food Day, visit http://www.foodday.org/

“As important and eye-opening a documentary as you’ll see this year, A Place at the Table makes it impossible to think of hunger as merely another symptom of a shredded social safety net.” – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

“The filmmakers vividly illustrate the power and depth of the long-spiraling problem of “food insecurity” by immersing us in the hardscrabble lives of a cross section of our nation’s poor.” – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

“The problem, as Table shows, isn’t that the next meal never comes. It’s that when it arrives, too often it is filled with empty calories.” – Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post