Sunday, May 26, 2013

Film Screening to Promote Awareness of Food Insecurity

The Peanut Butter Project will present the documentary film, “A Place at the Table” on Thursday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton St., in Downtown Easton. 

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event includes a local food reception catered by Balasia. 

"This film presents the true portrayal of what it is like to be 'food insecure' in America today," says Nancy Walters, a Forks Township resident and the founder of the Peanut Butter Project.  "The movie is powerful, and all too true; the hidden reality is that hunger is local.  Over 500 families, 1800 people, rely on our downtown food pantry, and Easton has several other neighborhood pantries serving others. Hunger is not just an urban issue; our suburbs are also in need of food assistance programs, and access to healthy food is a critical issue."

Attendees are asked for a $10 donation to cover the cost of the reception and film and to bring a jar of peanut butter (any kind, any size) or jelly (plastic jars) to be donated to ProJeCt’s interfaith food pantry.

All are welcome, but seating is limited. RSVPs are appreciated. Please call 610-253-4432 or email Nancy Walters at "nancywalters" at to RSVP. 

The Peanut Butter Project was founded in June of 2012 to respond to an emergency need for peanut butter at the ProJeCt food pantry in Downtown Easton.  It has evolved to promote hunger awareness and improve community understanding of local hunger issues, which includes poverty, inadequate food assistance and the high cost and availability of healthy food, which affects child development, education and health. 

The Peanut Butter Project has established additional food pantry collection locations, organized food drives, provided speakers on local hunger issues, partnered to create a “backpack” program for schoolchildren, organized collection of priority staples and will be announcing an app for Android phones in the near future to provide real time information about food pantry needs and collection points.

For more information about the Peanut Butter Project, contact Walters via email at  "nancywalters" at or call her at 610-253-0726.

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