Addressing hunger through film, discussion |

Addressing hunger through film, discussion

On Saturday, United Way of Nevada County, Food Bank of Nevada County and Interfaith Food Ministry will present a special screening of “A Place at the Table” at the Del Oro Theatre. The documentary will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Megan Timpany, Executive Director of United Way of Nevada County. The community is invited to the complimentary screening and may make an optional donation at the door, with proceeds benefiting local nonprofits dedicated to helping alleviate food insecurity in Nevada County.

“A Place at the Table” is an acclaimed documentary, hosted by Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, that sheds light on food insecurity in America. The film explores the ways hunger impacts the lives of three people who do not always know where their next meal will come from. In addition to personal accounts, educators, activists, and a policy leader offer solutions to the hunger crisis in the U.S., which affects 49 million people.

After the documentary a panel discussion will focus on the current state of hunger locally. Panelists include representatives from Food Bank of Nevada County, Interfaith Food Ministry, Gold Country Community Services and Sierra Harvest. They will discuss existing programs that focus on reducing the rate of food insecurity in Nevada County.

United Way of Nevada County is currently focusing on the basic needs of people in Nevada County, including Food, Emergency Shelter and Access to Health Care.

“Through the film’s presentation and panel discussion, we hope to educate and encourage the community to think about how we can help assure individuals and families in Nevada County are able to meet their basic need for food,” said Timpany.

For more information, please call 274-8111 or email

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