‘A Place at The Table’ Screening and Q&A with the Directors: Rivertown Film in Nyack, Wednesday June 12


Have you heard of food insecurity? It’s when you don’t know where your next meal is coming from. And believe it or not: one in two children — half! — will be food insecure during their lifetimes.

I’ll be moderating a Q&A with directors Lori Silverbush, below left, and Kristi Jacobson, below right,  after a screening of their documentary, “A Place at the Table,” at Rivertown Film at The Nyack Center at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. The film looks at “the economic and cultural impact of hunger in America and at possible solutions to a problem plaguing 50 million people in the U.S, one in four of whom are children. Interviews with the host of “Top Chef,” Tom Colicchio, and Jeff Bridges—who has been active in anti-hunger organizations for many years, and the working poor document this complex topic.”

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Seating is limited, so get tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/372910

Also, there will be a food drive. Here’s the info:

SOUP ANGELS serves prepared food to hungry people. They are in need of: supermarket gift cards (used to buy vegetables and salad ingredients), Juice (cran-raspberry), large cans of chicken stock, 1-gallon jugs of water, lightly salted butter, jelly or jam (no preserves), canned whole or diced tomatoes (large 28-oz), large cans of kidney beans, paper towels, 1 gallon size ziplock bags.

PEOPLE TO PEOPLE runs a food pantry that provides bags of packaged food to people who need it. They request: cereal or oatmeal, canned juice or juice boxes, canned vegetables, canned chili and beef stew, individual servings of fruit snacks (apple sauce, peaches, etc.), soup (dry or canned), pasta (all varieties), macaroni and cheese (boxed), flour, rice & sugar, tomato sauce and tomato puree (canned & jarred), tuna fish, regular and reduced fat mayonnaise, cooking oil in plastic bottles, peanut butter & jelly, parmalait and powdered milk.
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES serves over 115,000 meals to over 1,500 households. Items they could use for their pantry: rice (all varieties), peanut butter, belly, pasta sauce, macaroni & cheese, dried or canned beans.

The partners for the event include Community Partners: Helping Hands, Soup Angels, Nyack HS Students Opposed to Starvation (SOS), Rockland Interfaith Breakfast Program (RIBP), JFS Wheels for Meals, Food Day, Rockland Community Against Hunger, and Catholic Community Services.

And here’s an interview on the DAILY SHOW with Jon Stewart:

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
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The Rivertown Film flyer is here:



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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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