According to the Associated Press, 4 out of 5 adults in America struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives. A sign of deteriorating economic security & an elusive American dream. Across the country, the faces of poverty are as diversified as the stories & circumstances that attribute to this national disease.
Today at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen in Trenton, NJ, better known as TASK, we continue our conversation with humanitarian, storyteller & filmmaker, Jim Parker. www.trentonareasoupkitchen.org
Jim Parker, founder and owner of Riverview Studios, is an award winning 36 year veteran filmmaker. He has been internationally acclaimed for his humanitarian work in Uganda and is the founder of “Parker Mother Child Foundation” a 501(c)3 Foundation which is dedicated to helping mothers and children in Africa. Its intent is to bridge the gap between regulated government assistance and the actual needs of the recipients by providing direct aid in the form of scholarships and microfinances. parkermotherchildfoundation.org www.riverviewstudios.com
Ocean Robbins is co-founder and CEO of the 100,000+ member Food Revolution Network, adjunct professor in Chapman University’s Peace Studies Department, and co-author of Voices of the Food Revolution. He founded Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!) at age 16, and directed the organization for 20 years. Ocean has spoken in person to more than 200,000 people and facilitated hundreds of gatherings for leaders from 65+ nations. He is a recipient of the Freedom's Flame Award and the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service. Ocean is the father special needs twins born in 2001. Learn more about his work at foodrevolution.org