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Hunger Hits Home

A Reel Progress Special Presentation

7:00 - 9:00 PM EDT

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.

Please join the Center for American Progress, in partnership with Food Network, Share Our Strength, and the Half in Ten campaign, for a special screening of “Hunger Hits Home”, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session featuring Center for American Progress Senior Fellow and author of All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America? Joel Berg, Share our Strength’s Chief Strategy Officer Josh Wachs, and Melissa Boteach, Director of the Half in Ten campaign.

Welcoming remarks:
Tom Perriello, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Counselor for Policy, Center for American Progress

Keynote Address:
Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services

Distinguished panelists:
Joel Berg, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; author, All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America?
Josh Wachs, Chief Strategy Officer, Share Our Strength
Joy Moses, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress

Melissa Boteach, Director, Half in Ten Campaign, Center for American Progress Action Fund