"A Place at the Table"
April 10, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Carmike 12 Cinema
The Missoula Food Bank is Bringing a Critically Acclaimed Documentary to Missoula for
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Don't Miss "A Place at the Table"
April 10, 2013
Carmike 12 Cinema
A Place At The Table presented by Missoula Food Bank will screen at the Carmike 12 Cinema on April 10th at 7:30pm. This one-night showing of the critically acclaimed documentary is an opportunity to look inside the blight that hunger is causing in the US, and to learn more about food insecurity in our own community.
In 2012, our local food bank provided more than 81,000 services to local families and individuals struggling with hunger. Missoula Food Bank experienced an 8% increase in the number of services provided from its store location and a 10% increase in overall services, including its summertime nutrition program for kids and home delivery program for low-income seniors. The issue of food insecurity is growing, not only in Missoula, but also nationwide.
A Place At The Table exposes the far-reaching implications of hunger in our neighborhoods. The film, which chronicles three individuals and their own experiences with food insecurity also features insights from expert nutritionists, sociologists, and celebrity advocates Jeff Bridges and Tom Colicchio. The Missoula screening will be prefaced with a short introduction from Missoula Food Bank containing local information and simple ways that we can all be a part of changing this destructive trend.
Missoula Food Bank hopes that this event will attract not only those who currently support the food bank, but also those who may not have a lot of information about the issue of local hunger. “This documentary profiles first-world hunger in such a poignant way. You will leave this event knowing so much more about our food system, about local food, and about those who are challenged to reconcile a healthy diet with their available resources,” states Jessica Allred, Community Relations Director. “These challenges are facing an increasing number of people right here in Missoula.”
A minimum of 95 tickets must be pre-sold by April 3rd in order for this event to happen. Tickets are available for $12.00 at www.tugg.com/events/3339. 5% of ticket sales will benefit Missoula Food Bank.
Missoula Food Bank is a private, non-profit organization that addresses hunger in Missoula County by offering emergency food assistance to all individuals and families who come to us in need. Missoula Food Bank is located at 219 S. Third Street West, and is open for distribution Monday-Friday 10am-1pm, and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-7pm