America Can't Be Great On An Empty Stomach
Participant Media made a big splash and brought the poverty-induced hunger conversation to the forefront of America's mind with their 2012 documentary A Place At The Table, but we still have a long way to go in tackling the issue.
Great Nations Eat, a movement inspired by the documentary, continued their mission to remind more fortunate Americans that even in developed countries, many struggle to eat on a daily basis. In 2013, surveys determined that nearly 50 million Americans lived in food-insecure homes, a conservative number that very likely doesn't tell the entire story about hunger in the US.
With Summer being the most difficult season for hunger-stricken homes, Tim Dunn of Fuse and Great Nations Eat took their cause to Bonnaroo 2015 to spread awareness and gain new pledges that will help end hunger in America. If you want to learn more about the systemic problems that lead to nutritional inequality, visit Great Nations Eat to pledge, follow them on Facebook and watch the trailer for A Place At The Table featuring Jeff Bridges below.