Last night, as I downloaded the documentary from iTunes, I realized that the $6.99 fee I paid would have seemed like a small fortune to me only four years ago. I would not have been able to watch it back then. A Place at the Table depicts the personal struggles of families who are clearly poor—most appear to be born into poverty—but either not poor enough to qualify for Food Stamps, and therefore hungry, or they qualify but find that they can only buy cheap, over-processed foods to keep their kids’ tummies full longer. Some of these mothers have full-time jobs, but even at $9 an hour, they cannot make a decent living. A father tells of how he holds two full-time jobs: one from 9-5 and another from 5-11pm. And he still cannot feed his kids all of the time after bills are paid.