NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A local organization working to build and maintain a sustainable food system in New Brunswick is hosting a free educational event about food insecuirity on Thursday.

The New Brunwsick Community Food Alliance (NBCFA) is comprised of college students, city residents, and local government officials, on a spirited mission to ensure all of New Brunswick’s residents “have access to adequate amounts of nutritious, safe, affordable, and culturally appropriate food at all times in socially acceptable ways and enjoy the health and economic benefits of a strong local food system.”

On Thursday, November 14, the group is hosting a free screening of the documentary “A Place at the Table,” in New Brunswick’s Crossraods Theatre, located on 7 Livingston Avenue.

Directed by Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson, “A Place at the Table” focuses on the lives of three American citizens who do not know where their next meal will come from, and their attempts to maintain their dignity while trying not to starve.

It has been touted as honest, informative, and a must-see.  Marshall Fine of The Huffington Post called it, “a film that should make you furious.” 

The event begins with a reception at 5:30pm, then the film screening at 6:15pm, followed by a panel discussion at 7:45pm.

To register for this free event, please visit the New Brunswick Community Food Alliance website at