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Insider Article [May 2013] [05/07/13] (CLA and Ro*co Films International presents the film)
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 A Place At The Table: One Nation. Underfed.

Ro*co Films International and CLA are partnering to make the purchase and screening of the film A Place At The Table: One Nation. Underfed. available to all California public libraries at a discount. The film is a perfect tie-in with iRead's Reading Is So Delicious! summer reading theme. But whatever your summer reading theme, this film is a great way to raise awareness of the prevalence of hunger in America and provide your library patrons with tools to create meaningful change.

Standard price: $295
California libraries price*:  $100 

*The purchase includes the feature-length version of the film and unlimited public performance rights at a single venue. California public libraries should use coupon code CLASUMMER2013 to take advantage of the discount. 

For a detailed description of the film, to view the trailer, and to purchase the DVD, please visit:
http://www.rocoeducational.com/a_place_at_the_table 

About the film: 

50 million people in the U.S. – one in four children – don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue 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.                                                                                                                          

Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger’s Mariana Chilton, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio and Oscar®-winning actor Jeff Bridges.?Ultimately A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all,  if the American public decides - as they have in the past - that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all. 

-- Magnolia Films

Interested in hosting a food drive at your library this summer? Visit the Acquire A Taste For Giving: The Reading Is So Delicious Food Drive page of the CLA website for information on how to participate.
Questions? Please contact Trish Garone at pgarone@cla-net.org