VIDEO: "A Place at the Table" Directors on "The Daily Show"
Jon Stewart isn't a man who is easily shocked, but on last night's episode of The Daily Show, the host seemed stunned to learn that 17 million children in American go to bed hungry each night.
Stewart talked about hunger with guests Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson, the directors of A Place at the Table, which opens on March 1. Silverbush and Jacobson talked about their documentary, dispelled common myths surrounding food assistance in America, and spread the word that hunger in this country can be eradicated.
"This is really solveable," said Silverbush. "This is one of those issues of our time that we can fix, we know how."
The directors also urged the public to get involved in the fight to end hunger, and to engage their members of Congress through the film's social action campaign, which is cosponsored by Bread for the World.
"We've been talking to legislators about this for two years and they're saying 'Our phones aren't ringing, we're not getting texts, we're not tweets on this, once we do, we're gonna start to change how we vote,'" said Silverbush.
Check out the interview above.
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