“Hunger Hits Home” Documentary Airs on Food Network

April 11, 2012
Written byJ.K. Granberg-Michaelson

“Hunger Hits Home,” a documentary, 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. Produced by Food Network, the documentary premiered on their network on Saturday, April 14.

This 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. “Hunger Hits Home” shows today’s face of hunger through the lives of three hardworking families struggling to make ends meet.

At the same time, the film highlights America’s hunger heroes who are hard at work on a solution, including a determined food pantry founder who makes the battle personal and an elementary school principal who refuses to let his students go hungry. It documents the hard work of government officials and non-profit leaders who are moving mountains to mobilize necessary resources. And it outlines the path for you to join the fight.

The documentary also profiles hunger heroes who are involved in the No Kid Hungry campaign, like Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, who shares: “Our nation should be able to feed our children and if we can’t do that there’s not a lot of hope for anything else we hope to do as a people.”


For more information, and to view the documentary, visit FoodNetwork.com/hungry.

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