Film on hunger and homelessness to be shown Nov. 13

MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Community Trust and John Graham Housing and Services will co-sponsor a screening of the film “A Place at the Table,” Sunday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m., at the Marquis Theater as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, a nationwide endeavor by the National Coalition for the Homeless to promote education, action, and awareness about hunger and homelessness.

“A Place at the Table,” winner of the 2013 Pare Lorentz Award, is a documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

An audience Q and A with Elise Shanbacker, Addison County Community Trust, and Susan Whitmore, John Graham Housing and Services, will follow the film at 7:30. Doors open at 5 p.m. and admission is free, with a canned good donation.

Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) is a nonprofit affordable housing trust located in downtown Vergennes. ACCT develops, owns, and manages over 700 units of perpetually affordable housing in Addison County, including multifamily rental apartments, mobile home parks, single-family home ownership opportunities, and resident services programs like Support and Services at Home for area seniors.

John Graham Housing and Services, founded in 1981, has a mission to provide emergency shelter, affordable housing, and essential services to individuals and families without a home or facing housing instability in Addison County. The JGHS mission is strengthened by intensive service coordination and housing navigation. JGHS has an emergency shelter in Vergennes and affordable housing properties in Vergennes, Bristol, and Middlebury.

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