Our partners at Food Network have produced an amazing documentary about childhood hunger that premieres this coming Saturday on their network — Saturday, April 14 at 8P et and pt/ 7P ct, entitled Hunger Hits Home.
I am viewing the documentary in full tonight with the rest of my Share Our Strength colleagues, and I’ve watched pieces of it several times as they’ve been released. The Documentary powerfully tells the story of hardworking American families who are struggling with hunger. They’re fathers like Oscar Walker, who says in the film, “I think the biggest misconception that we could ever have in America is that when a person works that they’re not gonna be hungry — that there’s no reason that they should go hungry. When that’s just the biggest misconception, the biggest lie that you could ever fathom.”
And the documentary also profiles hunger heroes who are involved in Share Our Strength’s 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.” As a group of people passionate about the restaurant industry and feeding people for a living, I urge you to take the time to watch the documentary so that you can bear witness to the issue of hunger -particularly childhood hunger- in this country.
If you haven’t yet seen the preview, you can watch it by following the link below. And you can learn more about the documentary at FoodNetwork.com/hungry. You can also check out the FohBoh event surrounding Hunger Hits Home here.