School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
University of Memphis
With the cold weather and holiday season on the horizon I start dreaming about feasts with my family and friends, a ready supply of herbal tea, and pumpkin everything. Along with all the imaginings of what to do with pumpkin puree and leftover turkey we also need to think about where are food comes from, and most importantly about those less fortunate and struggling to access healthy foods in this country. There are a few ways you can celebrate the local food economy, and also tap into your humble side this season.
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About The Film
“50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all.” http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
McCord Hall, Room 207
“Giving Thanks with a Purpose”
North Memphis Community Development Corporation can good drive
The North Memphis CDC is asking for can goods and/or perishable items for this year’s Thanksgiving Baskets. The deadline to donate will be Monday, November 25, 2013 at 12pm.
You can also drop off canned items to McCord Hall 201 on the University of Memphis Campus until November 24.