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Washington Post Blog on ‘A Place at the Table’ Social Action Event in D.C.

Top Chef star urges Congress to support anti-hunger programs

Posted by Josh Hicks on May 9, 2013 at 6:00 am

Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio joined with Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) to headline a screening of the documentary “A Place at the Table” at the Rayburn House Office Building and met with members of Congress to encourage funding to fight hunger, according to a press release from promoters.

A report last year from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said nearly 15 percent of Americans were “food insecure” in 2011, meaning they did not always have money for nutrition. ”A Place at the Table,” which features Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges and Colicchio, examines that and other issues relating to hunger in the U.S.

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