I’m thrilled to announce that on Thursday, October 28th, The Lunch Tray, along with Applegate Farms, will be co-sponsoring an exclusive, one-night Houston showing of a new documentary film about the school lunch program — Lunch Line.
Lunch Line reframes the school lunch debate through an examination of the program’s surprising past, uncertain present, and possible future. In the film, six kids from one of the toughest neighborhoods in Chicago set out to fix school lunch and end up at the White House. Their unlikely journey parallels the dramatic transformation of school lunch from a weak patchwork of local anti-hunger efforts to a robust national feeding program. The film tracks key moments in school food and child nutrition from 1940s, 1960s, and 1980s to the present – revealing political twists, surprising alliances, and more common ground than people realize.
The event will be held at The Health Museum and will begin at 6:30pm with a reception featuring local and organic refreshments. Immediately following the screening of the film, I’ll be introducing a panel discussion featuring the film makers along with celebrity chef Monica Pope (Bravo Top Chef Masters and a Food & Wine Best New Chef); Recipe for Success‘s Director of Operations, chef Molly Graham; and Brian Giles, General Manager of Houston ISD/Aramark Food Services. Lisa Brooks, a writer, teacher and public school parent, will moderate.
Admission and parking are free. You just have to be one of the first people to RSVP to secure a seat in the theater. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
Can’t wait to meet some Houston TLT readers in person on Thursday, October 28th!