A Place at the Table is a documentary that hits home. Its tagline: One Nation. Underfed. sums it up, though it could just as easily be subtitled: One Nation, Overweight and Undernourished. I first heard of the documentary a few months ago when the production company, Participant Media, contacted me to see if I would be interested in helping their awareness campaign. As a SNAP Alumni (a person who has been on Food Stamps, or what is now called Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) I agreed, because I believe— or rather, I know—that unemployment, divorce, illness, or a combination of those factors can lead any of us to poverty in the blink of an eye. It happened to me, and I never saw it coming. Few middle class working professionals envision themselves being unable to cover even the most basic expenses, like food for their children.