Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Place at the Table to Show at National Hispanic Cultural Center

One in three children in New Mexico are hungry.  What are we doing about it?  That's the question that folks in New Mexico are asking in light of recent reports from Feeding America and The Kids Count Data Center that placed our state near the bottom of the barrel when it comes to childhood hunger.

To address that question, the organization Partnership for Community Action decided to host a community discussion on this issue on Wednesday, July 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m., at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW. Several organizations have joined in as cosponsors, including Bread for the World, Roadrunner Food Bank, Project Feed the Hood, New Mexico Appleseed and La Cosecha. 

The event will begin with a screening of the documentary A Place at the Table.  (This is is one of the anchors for Bread for the World's 2013 Offering of Letters.  If you missed the premiere of  A Place at the Table in Santa Fe back in March, here is your chance to see the documentary on the big screen at the Bank of America Theater at the NHCC).

After the screening of the documentary, a panel of community experts and advocates will offer the movie and also address the question of what we can do to address childhood hunger in New Mexico.  The participants include:
Admission to the event is free, but tickets are required.  For more information, contact Partnership for Community Action, Mayraa@forcommunityaction.org, or one of the sponsor organizations, including Bread New Mexico, breadnm@gmail.com

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