Center for American Progress

REMINDER: Special Screening of New Food Network Documentary “Hunger Hits Home”
Press Advisory

REMINDER: Special Screening of New Food Network Documentary “Hunger Hits Home”

Washington, D.C.Tonight, the Center for American Progress in partnership with Food Network, Share Our Strength, and the Half in Ten campaign will host a special presentation of the new documentary “Hunger Hits Home.”

The film 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 special screening of “Hunger Hits Home,” will be 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 Additional panelists to be announced 

Joy Moses, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress


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


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

A light, healthy dinner will be provided at 6:30 p.m.


Center for American Progress

1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor

Washington, DC 20005

Map & Directions

Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center


RSVP for this event

For more information, contact Madeline Meth at [email protected].