Documentary Features Struggles Of ‘Food Insecure’ Americans

By Robin Culverwell

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A documentary about hunger in America, featuring in part a woman from Philadelphia, is coming out Friday.

“It felt to me like it’s a story that not enough people know about and a story that needs to be told,” says co-director & producer Kristi Jacobson.

She says “A Place At The Table” is the story of 49 million Americans who go hungry every day; today it’s called being “food insecure,” because those people don’t always know where their next meal is coming from.

The 82 minute documentary was a 2012 Sundance Film Festival choice and features, in part, the story of Philadelphia resident Barbie Izquierdo who struggles to feed her two young children.

“It truly, truly is a blessing,” says Izquierdo about being in the movie.

In a more secure life, Izquierdo continues to fight for those who are too ashamed to talk about a topic that affects millions of Americans.

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