Monday, April 11, 2011

Did you know that 1 in 10 Americans are trying to eat on $1 per meal?

Food Stamped: May 5th at CCRMC

Join us in the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center lobby on May 5th at 6:00 pm for a screening of the new documentary, “Food Stamped.” The film follows a nutrition educator in low-income neighborhoods and her filmmaker husband as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. We will be joined by the director of the film, Yoav Potash, as food justice advocates, nutrition experts, politicians, and people living on food stamps share there perspectives on the struggles low-income Americans face every day. You can learn more by going to the Food Stamped website here.

I hope you will consider joining us for this very important screening. A panel discussion to directly follow.

Yoav Potash, Film Director, Food Stamped
Anna Roth, CEO, CCRMC and CCHC
William Walker MD, Director, CCHS
Alan Seigal MD, CCRMC and CCHC
Tracy Rattray, Director of Community Wellness and Prevention Program


  1. I DEFINITELY want to see this. I need to understand better what is going on with the food stamps program. My family is on food stamps and we get $300 a month to feed our family of 5. It is more than enough since I have small children. We actually could qualify for WIC too but don't need both. Every month we use less than what they allot for us. I don't understand why my family gets more than we need and other families don't get enough. I know we would get a smaller amount if our income went up but if our income went up we would have more money to buy food too. I actually think Food Stamps should take into account the ages of people receiving them. My 14 month old doesn't eat or need nearly the amount of benefits that a growing teenage boy would eat/need.

  2. Thanks for sharing your perspective. I headed to your site and am impressed by the breadth of the discussion on wic woes.

    If you can't make a screening of the film, the DVD is available for purchase at

    Thanks again for your interest and for sharing your experience.