Food For Change

Food For Change - World Premiere & Webcast

The world premiere of Food For Change on October 20 was a great success—attended by over 500 people at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and shown at numerous locations across the country. Reactions to the film were overwhelmingly positive. We are thrilled to have achieved our goal of telling the little-known history of cooperatives in the U.S. and the positive social and economic role that food co-ops play in our society today. It was indeed satisfying to see how well the humor played to a large audience. Special thanks to the Twin-Cities co-ops that helped sponsor this show: Eastside Food Cooperative; Lakewinds Natural Foods; Linden Hills Co-op; Mississippi Market, Seward Co-op Grocery; and the Wedge Community Co-op.

                        ~ Steve Alves, Director, Producer, Writer & Editor of Food For Change

Fitzgerald Theater as people arrived

Jazz trio recorded live at the Fitzgerald Theater

As the audience found their seats, the jazz trio Midnight Swerve performed a 40-minute set of American standards.

Steve Alves (guitar) Marcia Day (bass) and Kenny Butler (violin)

Listen at Soundcloud!

World Premiere Webcast Screening Sites


The Food Conspiracy - Tucson


Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market - San Diego
Davis Food Co-op - Davis


Rocky Mountain Farmer's Union Co-op Development Center - Denver


Newark Natural Foods - Newark


DC Food Co-op - Washington, DC


Ever'man Natural Foods - Pensacola


Neighborhood Co-op Grocery - Carbondale
South Suburban Food Co-op - Park Forest


Bloomingfoods - Bloomington


People's Grocery Co-op Exchange - Manhattan


River Valley Market - Northampton


People's Food Co-op - Kalamazoo
GreenTree Cooperative Grocery - Mt. Pleasant
Oryana Natural Foods - Traverse City


Whole Foods Co-op - Duluth
Linden Hills Co-op - Minneapolis

Bluff County Co-op - Winona


Manchester Food Co-op - Bedford
Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, Inc. - Hanover


La Montanita Co-op - Albuquerque
Mountain View Market Co-op - Las Cruces


GreenStar Natural Foods Market - Ithaca


The Mustard Seed Co-operative Grocery - Hamilton


Weavers Way Co-op - Philadelphia


The Co-op Natural Foods - Sioux Falls


Wheatsville Food Co-op - Austin


Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op - Roanoke


Hunger Mountain Co-op - Montpelier


People's Food Co-op - LaCrosse
Willy Street Co-op - Madison
Outpost Natural Foods - Milwaukee
Viroqua Food Cooperative - Viroqua

Franklin Community Co-op Sneak Preview

Before traveling to St. Paul we showed the film to a sold-out crowd at the Garden Cinema in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Franklin Community Co-op Marketing & Membership Manager, Suzette Snow-Cobb, who was a major force behind the making of the film, arranged special screening for co-op members. 

Steve Alves and Suzette Snow-Cobb of the Franklin Community Co-op

Upcoming Screenings

The Loft Cinema  Oct. 27
Presented by The Food Conspiracy Co-op, Tucson, AZ 

Fargo Theater Nov. 3
Presented by Prairie Roots Food Cooperative, Fargo, ND 

International Cooperative Alliance Global Conference & General Assembly 2013 - Nov. 3
Cape Town, South Africa

North America Students of Cooperation - Nov. 1-3
University of Michigan Union

East Lansing Film Festival - Nov. 9 & 10
Michigan State University

First Parish Unitarian Church - Nov. 23
Concord, MA

Community Screenings

Food for Change is available for community screenings as a web stream or on DVD. Please contact us at to make arrangements.

Food for Change trailer

We have a promotional trailer available for download and embedding on your web site or facebook page. Food for Change trailer at Vimeo

Promo Poster

We also have a poster available for download, with a blank space along the bottom to fill in your screening date/time/location info. Poster is set up for printing on 11x17 (tabloid) size paper

It's Time to Become a Principal Sponsor

Between uncollected pledges ($7150) and amounts yet to be raised ($13,355), we are facing a $20,505 budget deficit.  We urgently ask your help to fill this budget gap. Become a Principal Sponsor and a photo of your co-ops will appear in the end credits. All contributions are welcome and can be made through our PayPal account on the film’s website home page:

DVD Release

We are currently working to enhance picture and sound quality, resolve a few lingering rights issues, and complete the annotated script. We expect to have this done in four weeks and will then begin sending out DVDs to sponsors that have contributed the $500 minimum.


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