Lori Silverbush is an independent director and screenwriter who uses fiction and non-fiction film to ignite dialogue about critical issues of our day. Silverbush’s documentary, A Place at the Table, produced by Participant Media, examined the shocking paradox of hunger in the wealthiest nation on earth. Since its release, Silverbush has used the film as a launch-pad for a national movement for food justice, and become a leading voice advocating for citizen activism and food policy reform as linchpins of a just society. After the film's release, Lori teamed up with media leader Tim Castree to bring the message of the film and meaningful solutions to hunger to the broader public.
Tom Colicchio is the chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality and the Head Judge and an Executive Producer of Bravo network's "Top Chef." In 2013, Tom served as an executive producer to the documentary “A Place at the Table” about the underlying causes of hunger in the United States. This eye-opening experience led Tom on a journey to Washington DC where he has been a mainstay in our nation’s capital in the years since. From holding members of Congress accountable on their voting records around food to working with former FLOTUS Michelle Obama on the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Tom has established himself as the leading “Citizen Chef” advocating for a food system that values access, affordability and nutrition over corporate interests.
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Tim leads one of the world's largest media agency networks, overseeing more than 8,500 people in 90 countries. With over 20 years of industry experience, Tim’s diverse management experience spans creative, media and integrated agencies. Tim's personal connection to the issues around poverty and hunger lead him to Lori Silverbush and together they founded the non-profit organization A Place at the Table to create a new approach to the fight to end hunger in America.