A Place at the Table Free Movie Screening! Sunday, Jan. 26 1:30 p.m. The Rialto 1620 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27608
As we make our way through winter and think about people who make the choice between heating their homes and feeding their children, we wonder what it is that we can do. More than anything, we wonder why no one seems to notice that 1 in 6 Americans are affected by hunger every day. This Sunday, join Come to the Table and our friends from Bread for the World at The Rialto in Raleigh for a showing of the phenomenal movie, “A Place at the Table”
. The showing begins at 1:30pm and is free to the public, in an effort to help educate and enlighten the community about the wide variety of issues surrounding hunger in America. While examining hunger in the U.S., “A Place at the Table” also helps debunk the myth that the needy are simply lazy or unmotivated to improve their lot in life. This film introduces us to people who are gainfully employed, yet still unable to feed their families. They are folks who work hard every day, yet the struggles of an inherent societal structure still keep them down. To build on that issue and the themes detailed in the film, we hope to foster a dialogue afterward with members of the audience about hunger in our local communities. Please consider joining us for this important discussion. Hunger in America is an issue that crosses all boundaries and fights a fight that is hard to win. Only by addressing the root causes of this complex issue, working alongside our friends and fellow fighters, we can open a dialogue with our neighbors about the walls many face and how to bring them down. We are co-sponsoring this event with Bread For the World
because we believe in an interfaith approach to relieving hunger, and sustainable solutions as a result. Bread for the World is self-described as “a collective Christian voice to urge our nation’s political leaders to end hunger at home and abroad. Bread identifies solutions to hunger and poverty, and initiates lobbying efforts to get help to where it’s needed most. God’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors, whether they live in the next house, the next state, or the next continent.” Please join us in fellowship and film this weekend, as we continue building a better world together. About Come to the Table: The Come to the Table project works with people of faith to relieve hunger and sustain local agriculture. The projects’ leaders include farmers, farm workers, food pantry directors, community gardeners, ministers, public employees and lay leaders. Come to the Table is a project of the Rural Life Committee of the North Carolina Council of Churches and The Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA). The program is supported by Duke Endowment.