I loved Tom on CNN this morning, talking about Hunger in America. He was addressing the topic in general, but it’s also a documentary that his wife, Lori Silverbush, made. (I thought she was a goat cheese farmer. Oh no, sorry, that’s Mario’s Mrs.)
We saw a clip of Tom testifying before Congress in July, where he mentioned his mother, the lunch lady. According to Tom, she used to say that “the cheapest food contracted out to the lowest bidder was usually the food that was on the menu”. It’s shocking how little things have changed, even though I know a lot has.
This documentary should be out in November and it sounds like it would make a great companion to Waiting for Superman. Tom said school children need nutritious meals as much as they need books and desks. And he would love to see free school lunches for every child.
His main message (which was cut from the clip on CNN.com) was that we should contact our Congresspeople to show our support for school lunch legislation. He may not be Superman, but he sure is trying his best.