‘Food for Change’ @ West Seattle Meaningful Movies

February 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Neighborhood House High Point
6400 Sylvan Way SW
West Seattle

Join DGC at High Point’s Meaningful Movies — Food for Change

Come join the Delridge Grocery Co-op as we host a free showing of the film Food for Change at West Seattle Meaningful Movies on Saturday, February 1. The movie starts at 7pm, and seating will open at 6:30pm. Returning to our potluck roots, DGC members will be bringing snacks and desserts to share. DGC volunteers and board members will also be on hand to talk about the importance of Co-op membership, give an update on store construction after the movie, and answer questions. No charge for admission, but donations gratefully received.

About the Film

Food for Change tracks the ups and downs of cooperatives from the Great Depression to the present through rare archival footage, animation, graphics, and interviews with co-op leaders. The film is a great education piece to help DGC members and the general public learn about the nation’s longest surviving alternative economic system, which is also a social movement based on principles of cooperation.

Steve Alves, an internationally-acclaimed filmmaker and member of the Franklin Community Co-op in Greenfield, Massachusetts, narrates the film he directed. He sees the story’s theme of cooperation as particularly relevant to today’s political climate. “It’s American history, from the Great Depression to the present, with co-ops as the protagonist,” says Alves. Food co-ops introduced whole and organic foods to the American diet in the 1970s; today they are the champions of local food systems.

“Across the U.S. we’re experiencing both a renaissance and a challenge to food co-ops,” says Sean Doyle, General Manager of the Seward Community Co-op (in Minneapolis, MN). “As food co-ops have grown to be successful businesses with annual sales of over $2 billion, they are facing fierce competition from corporate chain stores in the natural foods market they created. We want the public to know our story and what we stand for.”

When: Saturday, February 1, 7:00 pm (6:30 pm seating and refreshments)

Location: Meaningful Movies, High Point Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW

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