In partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Quality Care for Children, Georgia Organics and Participant Media, the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Speaker Series are hosting the Georgia premiere of a new documentary film, A Place at the Table, that examines the economic, social and cultural implications of hunger in America.
A panel discussion will follow the screening. Atlanta Community Food Bank Executive Director Bill Bolling will moderate the discussion with CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and Feeding America Senior Vice President Eric Olsen .
The event is tonight (Thursday, February 28, 2013) at Midtown Art Cinema. The event is invitation only. For more information, contact Reagan Goodnough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The film opens in Atlanta and around the country on Friday, March 1. Text FOOD to 77177 to join A Place at the Table's fight to end hunger in America.
"Together, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Quality Care for Children and Georgia Organics are providing emergency relief to families in need and promoting innovative solutions increase access to healthy food for millions of Georgians," said John Bare , vice president of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. "A Place at the Table shows us how hunger could be solved once and for all, and Georgia has the right people in place to make it happen."
More than 1 in 4 Georgia children – more than 700,000 young people – lack access to affordable healthy food, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank has seen demand for food increase by 85 percent in the past four years. In 2011, the Food Bank distributed more than 37 million pounds of food and grocery products to families through more than 600 partner agencies in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties.
Learn more about hunger in Georgia at the Food Bank's Facts & Stats web page, www.acfb.org/facts-stats.