Open Heart Kitchen (OHK), the only hot meal program in the Tri-Valley area, will host a FREE screening of the award winning documentary A Place At The Table: One Nation Underfed on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Firehouse Arts Center in downtown Pleasanton. The event is co-sponsored by the City of Pleasanton and the Dublin Rotary Club.
A Place At The Table examines the shocking paradox of hunger in the wealthiest nation on earth, through the stories of three Americans who face food insecurity daily and exposes how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation. The film includes added insights from experts including hunger activist and actor Jeff Bridges, author Raj Patel, and Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio. The musical score features original music by Grammy-award winning indie folk duo The Civil Wars and Grammy and Oscar winning producer/composer T Bone Burnett.
The film will be followed by an overview of hunger in the Tri-Valley presented by Open Heart Kitchen Director Linda McKeever, and a Question and Answer session with the audience. For more information about the event, please visit www.openheartkitchen.org.
Open Heart Kitchen feeds the hungry every weekday as an interfaith effort, and serves more than 260,000 meals annually. There is no qualifying process to receive meals. Meals can be eaten at OHK’s multiple serving sites, or taken to go. OHK works in cooperation with the Alameda County Community Food Bank, more than a dozen local food pantries, and various Tri-Valley non-profits with missions to promote nutrition and hunger relief.