America has a problem – one in five of our children struggles with hunger. It’s not something we like to talk about, but childhood hunger is a crisis, right here at home.
The new documentary, “Hunger Hits Home,” takes a first-hand look at the crisis of childhood hunger in America through the eyes of the parents, children, anti-hunger activists, educators and politicians on the frontlines of the battle. The film is part of an ongoing partnership between Food Network and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.
The Center for American Progress, in partnership with Food Network, Share Our Strength, and the Half in Ten campaign hosted a special screening of “Hunger Hits Home”, on April 11, 2012 followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.
Tom Perriello, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Counselor for Policy, Center for American Progress
Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
Joel Berg, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; author, All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America?
Joy Moses, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress
Josh Wachs, Chief Strategy Officer, Share Our Strength
Melissa Boteach, Director, Half in Ten Campaign, Center for American Progress Action Fund