Category Archives: T.V.

Meet Lily, the “food insecure” puppet

Tune into PBS this Sunday to watch a Sesame Street Primetime Special titled, “Growing Hope Against Hunger.”

Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams Paisley join the “Sesame Street” Muppets to help explain to children about the widespread problem of hunger in the U.S. In the special, they meet Lily, whose family is dealing with the issue. According to this article in The New York Times, 7-year-old Lily represents “one of the 17 million American children that the Department of Agriculture estimates are “food insecure,” meaning their access to food is limited or uncertain.”

I’m excited to watch it with our kiddos. If you live in the Denver area, it airs at 7 p.m. If not, look it up on your local PBS station’s schedule.

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Bizarre Foods focuses on Homelessness

Join host Andrew Zimmern on Bizarre Foods on March 1st, as he spotlights food/homelessness in San Francisco. For every viewer that tunes in, the travel channel will make a donation to the 100,000 Homes campaign.

The teaser video clip mentions the freegan lifestyle and dumpster diving for food, which reminds me of one of the best documentary films I saw in 2010, DIVE! As a result of our church watching this film, we began picking up food (that would have been thrown away) from a local Whole Foods twice a week and delivering it to a food bank where it could be distributed to hungry people in our community.

I’m all about bringing awareness to homelessness and hunger issues!

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