Why are almost 50 million Americans hungry, and why are more than 23.5 million kids and teenagers overweight or obese
(and sometimes hungry, too)?
These stats hold true for Hawaii as well. What triggers and connects these trends? What systems and institutions perpetuate food insecurity, and what reforms will ensure that people get the healthy food they need? In an effort to engage the Ko`olau community in a conversation about these questions, KEY Project, Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center and Hawaii Pacific University are encouraging residents of the Northern Ko`olau Region and beyond to take their place in the fight to end hunger and ensure that all children and families have access to healthy, affordable foods.
A Place at the Table will be screened at the KEY Community Center: 47-200 Waihe`e Rd, Kaneohe HI on
September 12th from 6-9pm
The screening is part of Participant Media’s “Take Your Place” Social Action Campaign, which uses the acclaimed documentary to inspire community conversations about hunger and obesity and get people involved in efforts to address this systemic problem. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a total of 25 communities across the country will be hosting such events throughout the summer and fall. Be a part of the conversation in Hawaii.
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“We’re excited to be working with enthusiastic and thoughtful partners around the country, who are planning a range of events with this film,”
said Shaady Salehi, Executive Director of Active Voice, the organization that is managing the community campaign in association with Participant Media.
“We need to work collaboratively to make sure that everyone has access to healthy affordable food.”
For information and updates on hunger in America, text “FOOD” to 77177.
Additional information about the “Take Your Place” campaign: http://actioncenter.takepart.com/apatt