'A Place at the Table' to be screened

Several groups focused on fighting hunger in DeKalb County are coming together to sponsor a free showing of the award-winning documentary, "A Place at the Table," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the DeKalb Public Library.

The film, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, examines the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.

The movie has a running time of 1 hour and 24 minutes and is rated PG. It is co-sponsored by the DeKalb County Community Gardens, Live Healthy DeKalb County, and the DeKalb County Food Security Council.

For more information, contact Samantha at or 815-756-9568, ext. 1701.

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