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A Place at the Table - Nov 17, 2013 in Keene Original post: Mon 11/4/2013 at 10:23 AM

The  Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition is presenting "A Place at the Table" - a nationally acclaimed film focused on the need for more access to healthy food - on Sunday, November 17 at 1pm at the Colonial Theatre in Keene, NH.

Many students come from food insecure communities. Some are thinking about careers in politics, business, human services and education, where they can be powerful forces for change. All have the potential to be touched by this film. Talk about "an education that matters."

Following the film will be a panel discussion, moderated by Senator Molly Kelly, where participants will see examples of work being done locally on the related problems of hunger, food insecurity, obesity, and poverty. There will be opportunities to take meaningful action in our own community. 

The event is FREE, and includes a live musical performance, reception & refreshments. Suggested admission is a donation of fresh or canned food for local charity. 

A FREE SHUTTLE for students will leave from the Field House on the FPU Rindge campus at 12:00 noon, and return at 5:15pm. To reserve a seat on the shuttle, students must sign up at the Info Desk at the Campus Center. A $5 deposit will be returned at boarding.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT using the link:

This event is being organized by the Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition. For more information, email

Edited:Mon 11/4/2013 at 10:24 AM by Jess Gerrior
Action Guide for A Place at the Table - Nov 17, 2013 in Keene Posted: Thu 11/7/2013 at 12:44 PM, in reply to Jess Gerrior
MFCC members/partners are being given free space in a Call-to-Action guide which will be distributed to audience members. Here is the info I have submitted for FPU:
Mission: The Sustainability Center is a hub for sustainability efforts on the Rindge campus, encompassing the Sustainability Council, Sustainability Certificate program (open to all majors), and collaborations including Residential Life, Facilities, Purchasing, I.T., Dining, Student Activities, and signature Environmental Science & Studies programs. The Sustainability Center was created through the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place, and Culture and serves as the point of contact for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), and related initiatives. FPU upholds its commitment to climate neutrality by 2050 or sooner.

Call to action: College students can organize or contribute to food drives before vacations and move-out days; learn about the Real Food Challenge and other corporate/school partnerships; ask classmates, teammates, mentors and administrators to help create spaces for growing food locally; exercise their voice through writing, media, advocacy and civic engagement; or lead by educating. Students in any major may enroll in summer Sustainable Agriculture courses and learn how food, community, and economy are connected, and explore sustainable agriculture through practice at local farms and in the campus garden. Alumni and donors can support the creation and expansion of educational/professional opportunities for students, and engage in conversations and events on campus.
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