San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Food For Change is a feature-length documentary film focusing on food co-ops as a force for dynamic social and economic change in American culture. The movie tells the story of the cooperative movement in the U.S. through interviews, rare archival footage, and commentary by the filmmaker and social historians.
Filmmaker Steve Alves describes his documentary as “one part food, to two parts politics, to three parts economics.” Alves tracks the co-op movement’s quest for whole and organic foods, and the dream of sustainable food systems. The film profiles several current food co-ops that have revived neighborhoods and entire communities---right in the shadow of corporate agribusiness and national supermarket chain stores.
“Today we’re experiencing a renaissance of American food co-ops,” says Sean Doyle, General Manager of the Seward Co-op. “These are not marginal enterprises—they are successful and dynamic businesses that are revitalizing communities across the United States. People are once again taking more control over the economic forces in their lives.”
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Film length: 85 minutes DOCUMENTARY http://foodforchange.coop/
When & Where
Wheatsville Food Co-op
Wheatsville Food Co-op is a full service, natural foods cooperative grocery store, which has been serving the central Austin community since 1976. Wheatsville is the only retail food cooperative in Texas is open to all shoppers. Voted ‘Best Neighborhood Grocery ’ by the Austin Chronicle’s Readers Poll for seven years in a row, we have over 1800 local items in stock daily and sell an average of 80% organic produce weekly. We offer everything from pantry staples to farmer’s market favorites - from our very own artisan breads made with 100% organic flour to custom sandwiches like our cult favorite, Popcorn Tofu Po’boy!
Visit us at 3101 Guadalupe OR 4001 South Lamar, OPEN 7:30am-11pm EVERY DAY. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or connect with us directly www.wheatsville.com.