Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014
This February, Los Angeles-based St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (STVMOW), the nation’s largest privately-funded Meals on Wheels program, launches a three-part talk series entitled, “HUNGRY: Talks on What It Takes to Make a Difference” (HUNGRY, #HUNGRYtalks). The HUNGRY series will feature screenings, interactive presentations and panel discussions that explore the topics of social responsibility, humanitarian work and volunteerism. Each talk will provide opportunities for guests to directly enroll in a range of volunteer activities.
HUNGRY’s debut event features an advance screening of the film, The Letters (20th Century Fox, releases late 2014). The Letters, starring Juliet Stevenson, Rutger Hauer and Max von Sydow, dramatizes Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s courageous leap from a cloistered nun to a woman who would found a worldwide mission. The screening is followed by a panel discussion on the topic:
“Mission or Mania: What drives pioneers of change?” Moderated by Val Zavala, Vice President News & Public Affairs, KCET, panelists include: William Riead, Director, The Letters; Dr. Helen Land, Associate Professor, USC School of Social Work; Sr. Alice Marie Quinn, D.C. Founder, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels; Teresa Samaniego, Director of Public Affairs, ABC7 News; and Reverend Lawrence Seyer, Pastor, USC Caruso Catholic Center.
Date: Monday, February 10, 2014
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: USC Caruso Center
844 West 32nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
“We have over 250 volunteers who help make our mission a reality,” explains Daryl Twerdahl, Executive Director of the St. Vincent Meals on Wheels Foundation. “Our goal for the HUNGRY Talks is to inspire and drive volunteerism, putting more ‘boots on the ground‘ and engaging people with their community on a meaningful level.”
HUNGRY is a presentation of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels and made possible by the support of The Gas Company. For marketing partnerships, speaking opportunities and sponsorship, contact Kevin Mark Lodie at kml(at)diversifiedluxury(dot)com.
Press Inquiries: Contact Rita Hollingsworth at RMH Media: (323) 934.9248, rita(at)rmhmedia(dot)net.
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St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (STVMOW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1977. We serve approximately 4,000 meals a day throughout Los Angeles County, making it the largest privately-funded organization of its kind nationwide. In additionally to directly serving its own clients, STVMOW provides support to hunger programs administered by the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and adjacent Meals on Wheels programs. STVMOW is committed to keeping in step with the growing needs of seniors, whose population is expected to triple in LA County by 2030. http://www.stvmow.org