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A Place at the Table Documentary Opens Nationwide

February 27, 2013

Fifty million people in the U.S. - one in four young children - live in households that don't have enough money for food that supports an active and healthy life.

A Place at the Table, a film that examines hunger in America today, features the voices of the Center's Director, Mariana Chilton, PhD and Witnesses to Hunger member Barbie Izquierdo. 

The film shows Barbie's struggles to feed her two children and the sacrifices she must make to keep food on the table. It highlights the Center's policy-relevant research of Children's HealthWatch as Chilton speaks with families about hunger in the ER at St. Christopher's Hospital. In addition, the film features one of Witnesses to Hunger's greatest moments - 20 mothers showing their photos at an exhibit in the U.S. Senate.

Premiering on March 1, 2013 in theaters, on iTunes and on Xfinity On Demand, the film interweaves personal stories with insights from experts, ordinary citizens and activists.

The film calls on everyone to take their place at the table. Visit the A Place at the Table Take Part page for ways to take action. It's time to end hunger in America.  

Watch the trailer for the documentary below.

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