Most of us enjoy the plenty of the holiday season, but 50 million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. “A Place at the Table,” a thought-provoking documentary to be shown this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. by SustainFloyd at the Floyd Country Store, probes the issue of hunger in America. The film tells the powerful stories of three such people, who maintain their dignity as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change how you think about the hungry, “A Place at the Table” also looks at possible solutions.
Feeding America Southwest Virginia will sponsor the evening, which will feature a beans and rice dinner before the movie at 6 p.m. Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, feeding the nation’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks. The organization also engages our country in the fight to end hunger.
The audience will be invited to participate in a community discussion after the film with a panel of speakers led by SustainFloyd Director Mike Burton.
A $5 donation for the movie, part of the SustainFloyd Winter Film Series, will be requested. The dinner, featuring a selection of beans and rice dishes, will be an additional $5. The doors of the Floyd Country Store will open at 6 p.m.
SustainFloyd, a non-profit organization, works to leverage and preserve Floyd County’s existing assets and traditional strengths in agriculture and craftsmanship to help build a resilient rural local economy. To learn more about SustainFloyd and its mission, go to www.sustainfloyd.org.
What: Everyone invited to SustainFloyd’s beans and rice dinner and screening of “A Place at the Table”
When: Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner. Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, December 14th
Where: Floyd Country Store, 206 South Locust St., Floyd, VA
How: $5 donation/Movie; Dinner/ $5 donation. Evening sponsored by Feeding America Southwest Virginia.