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ProMedica’s Hunger Photo Exhibit to be Featured in WGTE Documentary

posted on: 09/17/2014

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 22, 2014 – ProMedica: Revealing Hunger, a photo exhibit featuring images by nine Toledo-area residents facing hunger, will be the topic of a WGTE public media television documentary set to air on Thurs., May 29, at 8 p.m.

The exhibit of 27 photos is part of ProMedica’s Come to the Table initiative to address hunger as a health issue both locally and nationally.

“We are very pleased to have WGTE share this important story with our community,” said ProMedica Chief Advocacy Government and Relations Officer Barbara Petee. “Viewers will see a very revealing look at hunger. They will see the sorrows, joys and everyday occurrences from these residents’ perspectives.”

ProMedica: Revealing Hunger debuted in summer 2013 in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Community Gallery. Exhibit participants began with an early 2013 workshop at the museum, where they learned not only how to use their new cameras but information about photo composition, lighting, color, and more. After taking photos over several weeks, the group reconvened at the museum to select and annotate photos that appear in the exhibit.

Since the exhibit made its debut, it has been on display both locally and nationally. In February, ProMedica: Revealing Hunger was on Capitol Hill for a national summit ProMedica co-hosted with one of its Come to the Table partners, the Alliance to End Hunger. The photos were used to encourage the summit’s audience of healthcare leaders to join ProMedica in addressing hunger as a health issue – and the federal legislators in attendance to protect food-related policies and programs.

ProMedica: Revealing Hunger is touring ProMedica hospitals and other venues in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan through early 2015. ProMedica is presenting the photo exhibit in partnership with Toledo Museum of Art, The Andersons, American Frame, Food for Thought, Toledo Portrait, and Hickory Farms.

For more information about ProMedica’s collaborative anti-hunger initiative, Come to the Table, please visit www.promedica.org/cometothetablesummit.


About ProMedica
Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 15,000 employees and nearly 1,900 physicians with more than 600 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 12 hospitals and more than 300 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services. ProMedica’s mission is to improve health and well-being, with a strong focus on wellness and clinical excellence, as well as innovative, community advocacy programs that address health-related issues such as hunger and obesity. For more information, please www.promedica.org.