Photo Courtesy Magnolia Pictures

Food security is film focus



Photo Courtesy Magnolia Pictures

Jeff Bridges in “A Place At The Table.” The documentary about food insecurity in America is being shown on May 4 at Reel Pizza in conjunction with a Bar Harbor Food Pantry benefit.]

BAR HARBOR — Issues of food insecurity in America and local efforts to address the issue will be the subject of community gatherings and fundraisers for the Bar Harbor Food Pantry on Sunday, May 4.

The pantry is joining forces with Reel Pizza Cinerama for the first event, which includes a screening of “A Place At The Table,” an insightful documentary that highlights the face of hunger in America and the political systems that seem to be failing those most in need. Following the film, food security experts from a number of area organizations, including Healthy Acadia and Food For All, will share their efforts and meet and great attendees.

After the movie, Chris Heaton and Amigo del Diablo restaurant are hosting the sixth annual Localiscious Chef’s Fiesta. Diners can enjoy an all-you-can-eat, buffet-style meal catered by over 20 restaurants, cafes and taverns from all around the Mount Desert Island area.

Doors open at Reel Pizza at 12:30 p.m., and “A Place At The Table” begins at 1. Admittance is by suggested donation of $5 or nonperishable food items. The Chef’s Fiesta dinner runs from 4 to 7 p.m., with admission set at $20. Amigo del Diablo is located at 6 Pleasant St.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]
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