Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
7:00 PM, Friday, May 6, 2016 PST
Location: Wallingford, Seattle, WA (click for map)

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.

Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, “Just Eat It” looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. “Just Eat It” brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

Special Guests: Our Co-Sponsors from King County Solid Waste Division, City of Seattle, 350.Org, and many others!

Sponsors: https://www.facebook.com/notes/meaningfulmoviesproject/multiple-screenings-of-the-movie-just-eat-it-across-the-seattle-area/998946540153541 Co-Sponsors Contact: veronica.fincher@seattle.gov City of Seattle Contact: Karen.may@kingcounty.gov King Co Contact: lynn.fitzhugh@earthlink.net 350Seattle Contact: heather@seattleglobaljustice.org CAGJ Contact: catherine@cityfruit.org City Fruit Contact: amythsts@foodlifeline.org Food Lifeline Contact: sharon.lerman@seattle.gov Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment Contact: seattlefoodrescue@gmail.com Seattle Food Rescue Contact: lisa.dulude@snoco.org Snohomish County OES Contact: Save Seattle’s Apples https://www.cityfruit.org/learn/save-seattles-apples How to Apply Foot Socks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6jpga4_fV8 Bottom of the Jar - Love Food, Stop Waste Cooking Series https://www.cityfruit.org/calendar/bottom-jar-love-food-stop-waste-cooking-series Register Your Fruit Tree https://www.cityfruit.org/tree-owners/register-your-tree

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Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 74 minutes

Director: Grant Baldwin

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