Free Movie Screening Oct. 12

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Sun Staff Reports

Several local community organizations have teamed up to present a free community screening of "A Place at the Table" Sunday, Oct. 12. The film discusses the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity.

"A Place at the Table" shows how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for the 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.

The screening takes place at Michaan’s Auctions Theater, 2751 Todd St. from 2 to 4 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Free gift bags will be available for the first 100 attendees and non-perishable food donations appreciated.

Alameda Backyard Growers sponsored the event with support from Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, Michaan’s Auctions Theater, Alameda Kiwanis Foundation, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Alameda Food Bank, and Square Bar.

For more information, visit www.alamedabackyardgrowers.org.