Come join City Fruit and Meaningful Movies for a screening and discussion of the eye-opening film, Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story. Just Eat It is centered around the startling fact that, although 1 in 10 people in the United States is food insecure, nearly 40% of all food goes to waste (not to mention all of the water and land that went into producing that food!). This story follows the food system from farm to table to get a sense of where and why all of this food is being wasted. Along with taking a look at the inefficiencies of the food system as a whole, the filmmakers show their own experience as they pledge to stop buying groceries and live solely on discarded food.
Each event is free and open to the public (though donations will be accepted to cover screening costs and other expenses). Following each screening, a facilitated community discussion will take place with an opportunity to dig deeper into the issues discussed in the film. After the discussion there will also be a presentation on how to be become actively involved in Food Waste Programs. As a part of the Save Seattle’s Apples Campaign, City Fruit will be present to offer free pest prevention packs for tree owners hoping to reduce waste by growing more pest-free produce.
Here are the time and dates for all of the film screenings taking place in Seattle:
Friday May 6th, 7:00pm: Wallingford Keystone Church (5019 Keystone Place N)
Friday May 13th, 7:00pm: Our Lady of the Lake Church (8900 35th Ave NE; Wedgewood)
Saturday May 14th, 7:00pm: The Well Queen Anne Methodist Church (1605 5th Ave W)
Friday May 20th, 7:00pm: The Garden House (2336 25th Ave S; Beacon Hill)
Thursday May 26th, 6:30pm: Mount Baker Community Club (2811Mt. Rainier Dr. S)
The screenings align with the United States’ first ever national food waste reduction goal that was announced last fall, calling for a 50-percent reduction of food waste by 2030. Each screening of the film is supported by Seattle Public Utilities’ Love Food, Stop Waste Program. The Meaningful Movies Project is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that helps neighborhoods, groups, and individuals organize, educate, and advocate using the power of social justice documentary film and conversation to build positive and meaningful community.