According to a recent study, approximately 60,000 residents of Sarasota County (14.3% of total population, 25% of children) are struggling just to put food on their tables. In Manatee County, it's even worse: 15.5% of the county's total population and 27% of its children are now considered "food insecure."
Who are the individuals and families behind these numbers, what are their stories, and what can we do to address the growing problem of hunger here in our own backyard?
To find out, please join us on October 24th at Geraldson Community Farm for an outdoor picnic and screening of the documentary film, A Place at the Table. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on, and whatever food and drink you like.
In case of rain, this event will be moved indoors.