Directors Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush along with Executive Producer Tom Colicchio talk about their new film that addresses America's Hunger Crisis
Most Americans don't realize the staggering reality of hunger of in our own country. More than 50 million Americans are food insecure. One in two children will at some point be on food assistance. Due to health care costs related to hunger issues and other problems, the true cost of hunger every year is $167 billion.
A new documentary, A Place at the Table, looks at the issues in our country that are contrubuting to the growth in hunger, such as unbalanced food subsidies, food deserts, and a food assistance program that often hurts as much as it helps.
We had the opportunity to speak with directors Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson along with executive producer Tom Colicchio. In part one of our discussion, we delve into why the film was so necessary and how the film addresses the complexity of the issue.
Look out for part two of our interview tomorrow along with a full written interview from our Eat/Dine editor Dan Myers.