THOUSAND OAKS - Temple Adat Elohim and Ascension Lutheran Church are hosting the last stop for "This Is Hunger," a national touring exhibit that arrives Feb. 10 and will stay through Feb. 14. This free exhibit is designed to bring local residents face to face with the stark realities of hunger through state-of-the-art storytelling techniques and interactive elements.
The exhibit will be stationed at Ascension Lutheran, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive. Thirty people at a time can experience the 45-minute presentation.
"This exhibit gives us an opportunity to engage the whole community with an incredible experience that will change the way you look at hunger," said Rabbi Andrew Straus, of Temple Adat Elohim. "We want to help everyone understand that those who are hungry can be your neighbor who just lost her job or the teenager at school who can't concentrate properly because he isn't eating enough nutritious food at home."
"This Is Hunger" features portraits and the stories of dozens of Americans who have had difficulty putting enough nutritious food on the table each day. The exhibit is housed in a 53-foot double expandable semitrailer that, when parked and opened on both sides, provides nearly 1,000 square feet of exhibit space. It is wrapping up a 16-month national tour that has stopped in more than 40 cities across the country.