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Regionally Speaking: NWI Food Council on the growing crisis of food insecurity

NWI Food Council

Hosted by the NWI Food Council, the new documentary film, The Working Hungry, will be shown throughout the month of April. The film screening will be followed by lunch and a discussion with community leaders about food insecurity and hunger in the Region. The NWI Food Council, along with its local farm and food hub Region Roots, cultivates a just, thriving, and regenerative food system for all in NWI. The nonprofit seeks to address issues such as the hunger and limited food access. Lakeshore Public Radio host Dee Dotson speaks to NWI Food Council Council Co-Executive Director Virginia Pleasant and Becca Tuholski, the organization's Local Food Access Coordinator about the upcoming events.

The film screening series hosted by the NWI Food Council in partnership with NWI Community Action and The Pax Center. Dates, times, and locations of all screening and discussion events in the series include:

April 19, 2-4pm
Jasper County Community Services

April 21, 6-8pm
State Street Church
La Porte

April 26, 11am-1pm
South Shore CVA

April 27, 1-3pm
Dean & Barbara White Southlake YMCA
Crown Point

For more information on how to register for the upcoming screenings of the film The Working Hungry as well as information on the NWI Food Council you can visit www.nwifoodcouncil.org.

As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engage, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving her time, talent, and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership. Her favorite quote is "Leadership is service not position." by Tim Fargo.