02/26/2013 05:28 pm ET

Tom Colicchio Discusses 'A Place At The Table' On HuffPost Live (VIDEO)

Fifty million people in the U.S. -- one in four American children -- don't know where their next meal will come from. The film, "A Place At The Table," which debuts March 1 on iTunes and in select theaters, aims to raise awareness about the crippling issue of hunger. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, along with chef Tom Colicchio, a contributor to the film and an advocate in the anti-hunger movement, stopped by HuffPost Live (see clip above) to discuss the movie.

Silverbush explains that for the 17 million children that are food insecure, their school lunch may be the only meal that they may eat in a day.

"There's a role that government really has to play here," Colicchio says. "This is an issue that charities and church groups can't really fix."

"A Place At The Table" may not be a glamorous movie, or an uplifting one, but it is important in showing that hunger is everywhere. It manifests in some obvious forms, such as homelessness, but also in much more subtle ones, like the countless families that are on food assistance and still struggling to get everyone fed.

Watch the full HuffPost Live segment here.