Free screening of film addressing hunger in the U.S.

Published: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 9:45 a.m.CDT

Feed’em Soup Community Project and the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb will co-sponsor a free screening of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival nominee “A Place at the Table” at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb.

The film focuses on the problem of hunger in the U.S., where 50 million Americans, including one in four children, don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Movie star Jeff Bridges and culinary dynamo Tom Coliccho lend their testimony to the powerful stories of three Americans who maintain their dignity as they struggle just to eat. “A Place at the Table” also offers solutions to the problem.

Feed’em Soup will host an open house immediately after the film at its headquarters, 122 S. First St. in DeKalb. Lexi’s Kids Corner director Theresa Aubele will conduct tours of the redeveloped children’s program, which focuses on teaching children and parents about good nutrition and making good choices at meal time. Guests can tour the kitchen and dining room and talk with organizers of both Feed’em Soup and the housing authority.

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