Two Events Certain to Provoke Thoughts About Hunger



Hunger is still a problem today.
  • Hunger is still a problem today.
A couple of weeks ago, I told you about Food Bloggers Against Hunger and another local screening of A Place at the Table. The screening is being held tonight at Downtown Presbyterian Church. As part of the event, there will be a food advocacy fair to learn ways to get involved with local organizations that work to fight hunger issues as well as dinner.

And not just any dinner; the meal will be provided a roster of talented chefs and cooks. Brett Swayn of The Cookery and his staff will create a dish featuring Delvin Farms produce. Nancy Vienneau, food writer and chef/teacher at Second Harvest Food Bank's Culinary Arts Center, and Anne Sale of The Nashville Food Project also will provide a part of the meal. And bread freshly baked by Lisa Donovan of Buttermilk Road Sunday Suppers and (soon) Husk Restaurant will also be available. Tickets are just $12 and include the movie as well as dinner and can be purchased here.

Dinner and a Movie: A Place at the Table

Downtown Presbyterian Church — Fellowship Hall
154 5th Avenue North
Monday, April 29 6 p.m. — 9 p.m.

If you’re already booked tonight, no worries; check out the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet tomorrow night, April 30, at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s facility in Metro Center. Tickets to the event are free, but limited to the first 100 who request one. But you may or may not eat:

Participants in Nashville’s Hunger Banquet will be randomly assigned to groups reflecting how worldwide resources are distributed. Following a brief presentation, each group will experience a meal according to their status as wealthy, middle/working class or poor, followed by a discussion. This should prove to be an eye-opening experience for those who have never experienced long-term hunger, such as that suffered by 85 percent of the world’s population.

The Hunger Banquet
Second Harvest Food Bank
331 Great Circle Road
Tuesday, April 30, 5:30-8 p.m.
Free, but tickets are required (adults only)

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