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“The Hungriest State” Film Screening – WPSU

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


This 4-part film series examines food insecurity in Mississippi, highlighting different perceptions, causes, impacts, and solutions to one of the critical issues facing the Magnolia State.  We will screen the first episode, The Last Supermarket.  This episode focuses on what happens when Clarksdale’s only full-service supermarket closes. Learn how community-based programs were able to fill in the gaps.  You can find all 4 episodes here: The Hungriest State | MSU Films ( (Please be sure to watch this episode in advance of the event.)

We will start with the 30-minute screening at 7pm and then move into a panel discussion moderated by WPSU’s Anne Danahy.  The panel discussion will be followed by a complimentary reception for guests to chat with panelists and WPSU staff. Please know that we are working together on a series of questions for the panel discussion and we will be in touch with you closer to the event date.

Our Panelists are as follows:

  • Allayn Beck, Executive Director of the State College Food Bank
  • Mel Curtis, Anti-Hunger Program Director at YMCA of Centre County
  • Mary Alice Gettings, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES, State Program Leader, Health and Wellness/Nutrition Links Supervisor/Extension Educator
  • Food, Families & Health/Food Safety and Quality Penn State Extension in Beaver County
  • Amy Marten-Shanafelt, Executive Director Blair Health Choices and Lead Northern Blair Backpack Program


May 28
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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