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Multiple Screenings of the Movie: “JUST EAT IT” …Across the Seattle Area

by April 17, 2016 0


Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant take a closer look at the expansive amount of wasted food which is right under our noses. And it’s a seemingly insignificant problem that is having shockingly massive global impacts.

Meaningful Movies is launching coordinated screenings of the eye opening film, Just Eat It, in 10 different locations in the Greater Seattle area in May and June. The screenings coincide with the launch of the Ad Council’s new nationwide public service campaign to reduce wasted food, a partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council. The screenings are aligned with the United States’ first-ever national food waste reduction goal that was announced last fall, calling for a 50-percent reduction by 2030.

For each of the community screenings within the Seattle city area, we are teaming with Seattle Public Utilities’  Love Food, Stop Waste Program, and for locations within King County will be teaming with King County Solid Waste Division’s  Food: Too Good To Waste Program.  There will also be facilitated discussions following all the films along with speakers, resource tables, and info on how citizens can address the food waste problem.

We have an amazing group of cosponsors supporting this effort (please scroll down to see list). These are the people doing the work on the ground.  If you want to get involved, these are the people to connect with!


Locations and Dates for “Just Eat It”:

Fri May 6, 7:00 PM in Wallingford:
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Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle, 98103

Fri May 13, 7:00 PM in Woodinville
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Northshore UCC, 18900 168th Ave NE, Woodinville, 98072
(Shown with Closed Captions)

Fri May 13, 7:00 PM in Wedgwood
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Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98115

Sat May 14, 7:00 PM in Queen Anne
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Queen Anne United Methodist Church, 1606 5th Ave W, Sea, WA, 98119

Fri May 20, 7:00 PM in Kirkland
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Northlake UU Church, 308 4th Ave S., Kirkland, 98033
(Shown with Closed Captions)

Fri May 20, 7:00 PM in Beacon Hill
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The Garden House,2336 25th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

Thu May 26, 6:30 PM in Mt. Baker
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Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mt Rainier Dr. S, Seattle, 98144

Sat June 11, 7:00 PM in Everett
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Sanctuary Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave, Everett, WA 98203

Date to Be Announced
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St. Margaret Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd., Bellevue, WA

Date to Be Announced
West Seattle Meaningful Movies
High Point C.C. Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA

About The Film:

Just Eat It (75 min, Grant Baldwin, 2015) “Hugely entertaining study of America’s culture of excess … will leave audiences gobsmacked.”  -Variety
Although America is a nation where one in ten people is food insecure, we are throwing nearly 40% of it in the trash! With it, we’re also throwing away 25% of America’s fresh water and wasting 2.5 billion acres of land. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food 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 has been discarded. 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. Just Eat It reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe.

Additional Resources:

Additional Resources Page HERE – Resource Information From Our Cosponsors and Others
Here you’ll find information on things like helpful food waste tips, food waste campaigns, a few short films, links for further education, and more. This is also information made available to better prepare us all for more meaningful dialog following these screenings. Get involved. …Make a difference.

Download our Press Release HERE

Please forward our Facebook Posting

Download the Flyers here:
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…Please help us get the word out by distributing flyers to friends, family and in your neighborhood. Thanks for your support!

A Huge Thanks To Our Cosponsors:

Please explore these links and resources.  These are the folks here on the ground doing the heavy lifting around FoodJustice.  Connect with them; support them, join them!

Love-Food-SPU_500Seattle Public Utilities – Love Food, Stop Waste – More information: HERE
About 1/3 of all food waste that Seattle households throw out could have been eaten.  While composting is a great way to reduce waste ending up in the landfill, it’s even better to eat the food we purchase than to compost it.
By partnering with residents and organizations across the city, Seattle Public Utilities’ Love Food, Stop Waste program explores food-saving strategies and works together to reduce the amount of edible food that ends up in Seattle’s waste stream.
For more information contact: Veronica Fincher, veronica.fincher (at), (206) 233-2534

KingCo-SolidWasteKing County Solid Waste Division – Food: Too Good To Waste Program – More information HERE
When we throw away food, we also waste all the water, energy and fuel used to produce, package and transport food from the farm to our plates.  Uneaten food accounts for 23 percent of all methane emissions in the U.S. – a potent climate change contributor. King County’s Food: Too Good To Waste program promotes awareness about the consequences of food waste and provides practical tools and tips to encourage residents to prevent it.
For more information contact: Karen May, Karen.may (at), 206-477-5281 – More information:
350 Seattle is a grassroots organization passionate about climate and ecological justice. We work at every level–including direct action, policy, and education. 350Seattle’s food and climate work group will be launching a food challenge. People are invited to look at 4 different ways that our current food/agricultural system produces Green House Gases and what we can do about that.  We support the Pledge of Resistance and believe in the power of nonviolent civil disobedience.The fight for climate action is the fight for a living planet; nothing has ever been more important  – join us!

cagj_500Community Alliance for Globl Justice – More information:
Community Alliance for Global Justice is dedicated to strengthening the global food sovereignty movement. We are grassroots and membership-based, and organize through three programs: Trade Justice, Food Justice Project, and AGRA Watch, which challenges the Gates Foundation’s questionable agricultural development programs in Africa, including the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. We are powered by our members and volunteers – join us!

CiyFruit_500City Fruit – More information:
City Fruit will be on hand during the Seattle-based screenings to distribute information and register fruit trees for the annual harvest effort. As part of the Save Seattle’s Apples campaign, City Fruit will also distribute free pest prevention materials for apple tree owners. Through the annual harvest and Save Seattle’s Apples campaign, City Fruit helps reduce food waste and fight hunger.

FoodLifeLine_500Food Lifeline – More information:
Working with the food industry and its surpluses, we come up with creative solutions to stopping hunger, including redirecting good food from manufacturers, farmers, grocery stores and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste. We provide 88,000 meals a day to local food assistance programs, and that, combined with our policy work, creates a sustainable approach to stopping hunger. See more HERE.

OSE Signature_PMS-PATHSThe Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment:

The Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) collaborates with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to develop innovative environmental solutions that foster equity, vibrant communities, and shared prosperity.

foodrescue2Seattle Food Rescue:
Seattle Food Rescue is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington whose goal is to facilitate the transportation and redistribution of otherwise wasted food from businesses to charities and agencies that serve hungry, unhoused and low-income individuals. Operating in several Seattle neighborhoods, SFR is 99% bike powered.

SnohomishCoOESSnohomish County Office of Energy & Sustainability:
Snohomish County’s Office of Energy & Sustainability (OES) works to conserve natural resources, reduce our climate impact, and facilitate environmental stewardship. OES partners with departments across County government and in the community to develop innovative programs and policies to actively address environmental challenges.

…And more cosponsors to join!




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