Join Slow Food San Francisco and Applegate Farms for a screening of the new Uji Films documentary, Lunch Line on Thursday, September 22nd at the Presidio Theater. The film goes into the history of the National School Lunch Program, which provides low-cost or free school lunches to qualified students through school subsidies. The program was established in 1946 by President Truman but has been the subject of controversy in recent years.
Questions and concerns surrounding NSLP are about the quality of the food provided and adherence to dietary guidelines, which haven’t been updated in fifteen years. Some claim that the food served in school cafeterias across the country is of the best quality, while others say it is just “dumped” there from who-knows-where. Lunch Line goes into the history of the sixty-five year old program to examine its history, present realities, and potential solutions to school lunch reform.
The film’s creators, Ernie Park and Michael Graziano, will be at the event and Whole Foods and Applegate Farms will be hosting a reception before the screening begins. Tickets are $5 and will benefit the Slow Food San Francisco School Garden Project. Check out the trailer online too.
Lunch Line movie screening
Thursday, September 22nd, 6-9pm
2340 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
Tickets: $5 for screening and reception
Image credit: Slow Food San Francisco