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Avon library screens documentary that examines hunger in America

Head to the Avon Public Library today for a special documentary screening of “A Place at the Table: One Nation, Underfed,” which examines hunger in America. The film will screen at 6 p.m. Thursday and is free.

50 Million Americans — 1 in 4 children — don’t know where their next meal is coming from. “A Place at the Table” tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, “A Place at the Table” shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides — as they have in the past — that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all.

Film Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine hunger through the lens of three people who are 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.

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