ProMedica Anti-Hunger Documentary to Air

ProMedica: Revealing Hunger, a photo exhibit featuring images by nine Toledo-area residents facing hunger, will be the topic of a WGTE public media television documentary set to air on Thurs., May 29, 2014, at 8 p.m.

The exhibit of 27 photos is part of ProMedica’s Come to the Table initiative to address hunger as a health issue both locally and nationally.

“We are very pleased to have WGTE share this important story with our community,” said ProMedica Chief Advocacy and Government Relations Officer Barbara Petee. “Viewers will see a very revealing look at hunger. They will see the sorrows, joys and everyday occurrences from these residents’ perspectives.”

ProMedica: Revealing Hunger debuted in summer 2013 in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Community Gallery. Exhibit participants began with an early 2013 workshop at the museum, where they learned not only how to use their new cameras but information about photo composition, lighting, color, and more. After taking photos over several weeks, the group reconvened at the museum to select and annotate photos that appear in the exhibit.

Since the exhibit made its debut, it has been on display both locally and nationally.

In February, ProMedica: Revealing Hunger was on Capitol Hill for a national summit ProMedica co-hosted with one of its Come to the Table partners, the Alliance to End Hunger. The photos were used to encourage the summit’s audience of healthcare leaders to join ProMedica in addressing hunger as a health issue – and the federal legislators in attendance to protect food-related policies and programs.

ProMedica: Revealing Hunger is touring ProMedica hospitals and other venues in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan through early 2015. ProMedica is presenting the photo exhibit in partnership with Toledo Museum of Art, The Andersons, American Frame, Food for Thought, Toledo Portrait, and Hickory Farms.

Here’s a sneak peak of the documentary: