Next week, I will be attending the screening of Hunger Hits Home hosted by Food Network’s Gina & Pat Neely. The evening features a red carpet with numerous Food Network personalities in addition to Los Angeles tastemakers and celebrities as well as a screening of the film with a hosted bar reception. Fun right?! But that is not important here…
Children all across America go hungry everyday. I have been fortunate in my life to have never dealt with hunger, however, one in five children live in the shadow of hunger and to me, that is unacceptable! I will be doing a post-event review on the screening and exploring the ways in which I – and you – might be able to make a difference in the community and throughout America.
About HUNGER HITS HOME:
In the wealthiest nation in the world, one in five children lives in the shadow of hunger. In HUNGER HITS HOME, audiences will get a first-hand look at the crisis of childhood hunger in America through the eyes of the people on the frontlines of the battle—parents and children, anti-hunger activists, educators and politicians committed to eradicating the problem. HUNGER HITS HOME examines the causes, complications and misconceptions about childhood hunger in the United States and offers a glimpse at some of the innovative solutions being put into practice today.
HUNGER HITS HOME goes on a cross-country odyssey from urban New York City and Washington, D.C., to suburban Virginia and Texas, giving viewers a bird’s-eye view of the hunger crisis through the lives of three hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. The film also profiles some of America’s heroes in the continuing fight against childhood hunger, including a determined food pantry founder who makes the battle personal and an elementary school principal who refuses to let his students go hungry. It documents the work of government officials and not-for-profit leaders who will move mountains to mobilize necessary resources. With efforts large and small, these people are helping to fulfill Share Our Strength’s commitment to ending childhood hunger in America by 2015.
A new Food Network produced documentary, HUNGER HITS HOME, narrated by Oscar®-winning actor and longtime anti-hunger activist Jeff Bridges focuses on the devastating hidden crisis of childhood hunger in America. The film is part of an ongoing partnership between Food Network and Share our Strength, whose No Kid Hungry initiative aims to eradicate child hunger in America by 2015 by surrounding children with nutritious food where they live, learn and play. HUNGER HITS HOME premieres on April 14th at 8pm/7pm central on Food Network.