MANCHESTER - Hunger Free Vermont and the Windham Foundation are working together to help educate southern Vermonters about the state of hunger in the United States and Vermont. They are jointly presenting a free screening of the film "A Place at the Table," a documentary film directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, with appearances by Jeff Bridges, Raj Patel and chef Tom Colicchio.

The screening will take place at the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr an Burton Academy on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. A reception at 5:30 p.m. will precede the screening, and a discussion will follow after the film is showed.

"One of Vermont's deepest values is caring for our neighbors," notes Bob Allen, President and CEO of the Windham Foundation, "This film is sure to engage our community in this issue and inspire each of us to take action."

From the film, viewers will learn that 50 million Americans -1 in 4 children - don't know where their next meal is coming from. In a riveting journey that will change thinking about the hungry, the film shows how the issue could be solved permanently once the American public decides - as it has in the past - that ending hunger is the best interests of us all.

"Hunger is often hidden in our state and in our country," said Marissa Parisi, Executive Director of Hunger Free Vermont, "A Place at the Table brings the serious economic, social, and cultural implications of hunger to the forefront. I look forward to hearing the reactions from Vermonters in the Manchester area and discussing what we all can do to help address this very solvable problem." Tp RSVP, contact to Monica Taylor at mtaylor@hungerfreevt.org or 802-865-0255.

Refreshments will be provided by Grafton Village Cheese Company.