A Place at the Table
November 4, 2014; 7 pm
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 compelling stories people struggling with food insecurity. 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.
The film will be followed by a discussion and resources related to hunger and nutrition in Skagit County. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Skagit Volunteer Center to connect volunteers to local food banks and nutrition initiatives, and the Skagit Food Distribution Center’s farm-to-food bank initiatives.
In 2014, Community Action of Skagit County is hosting a series of community education events (sponsored by Amerigroup RealSolutions) to mark the 35th anniversary of stabilizing lives and helping families exit poverty with local solutions and resources, and the 50th anniversary of Community Action nationally. Community Action’s promise is to create a spirit of hope by “helping people help themselves, and each other.” For more information, see www.CommunityActionSkagit.org.
Film tickets are $10 general, $5 students and available in advance or at the door. A special $20 ticket allows you to enjoy dinner at the Friendship House Cafe, located just down the street from the Lincoln at 108 Snoqualmie Street, before the show! A Limited Number of tickets are available to dine at 4:30pm, 5:00pm and 5:30pm. Please choose times when you select your tickets.