Last Spring, several Trinity Lutheran Church members helped bring “A Place at the Table” to Boise’s Egyptian Theater where many of us went to see it. The film inspired our Vacation Bible School program last summer and directed the implementation of our After the Harvest grant funds from the ELCA in August and September. Now we are bringing the film to the community of Nampa.
“A PLACE AT THE TABLE”: We will be showing the film in our sanctuary the evening of Monday, March 3rd. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. Ultimately, A PLACE AT THE TABLE shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all. To view the movie trailer, click here- http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/
Optional Food Stamp Challenge Potluck: 6:30 pm Before the showing of “A Place At The Table,” we invite you to participate in the fellowship and enlightening experience of a very different meal. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as “SNAP,” or food stamps historically, provides roughly $1.25 per meal per person of purchasing assistance. This cannot be used for fast food or restaurant purchases, and only limited fresh produce. For our meal, we are asking participants to bring one of the following items: a protein or meat based entree, a fruit or salad, a vegetable dish, a starch (rice, potato, pasta, etc), or a dessert. Each of these 5 items can only cost $0.25 per serving, and we ask that they serve 8 people. For everyone’s education, we would also appreciate a simple list of ingredients and their costs to accompany each dish. More information on the food stamp challenge can be found at http://www.foodstamped.com/get-involved/take-the-challenge