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Food For Change

Frontier Co-op Helps Launch
National Cooperative Education Campaign

A $10,000 grant from Frontier Co-op will help co-op members, the general public, and college and high school students across the country learn about cooperatives using the documentary Food For Change. “We are thrilled to play a part in helping this important film reach more people,” said Tony Bedard, CEO of Frontier Co-op. “It shows the way co-ops do business, our environmental standards, ethical business practices, and our impressive history. It's a great educational tool!"

Frontier's contribution also helps thirty small and start-up co-ops obtain the film at half the cost. Eighteen DVDs are still available if your co-op qualifies. Please contact us if you are interested. 

Frontier's support brings the amount raised for the film's Outreach & Distribution to $27,500 of the $100,000 budget. Please read the plan and consider joining the other co-ops to support this national cooperative education campaign.

Click here to download the press release about Frontier's contribution to cooperative education. Consider including the story in your co-op's newsletter. 
 

New Clip On Website

A new clip from the film is up on our website. It replaces the opening scenes clip from the film. The new clip, about Principle 6: Cooperation Among Cooperatives, was recently shown at a weekend conference led by Ralph Nader.   
 

October 2014 Screenings

Producer/Writer/Director Steve Alves traveled to six U.S. cities to screen Food For Change during National Cooperatives Month.The film was shown at the following co-ops and included post-film discussions.  Click here to see photos from the tour.

Additionalscreenings took place at the following co-ops: 

Support Co-op Education

We need your help to educate more people about cooperatives. Please read our six-page Outreach & Distribution Plan and help us spread the word about the benefits of cooperation. The present economic system is failing too many people. A teachable moment is at hand. Now is the time to inform more people about the time-tested alternative to centralized economic control. Here's a list of our immediate needs:

• New movie trailer ............................................................    $ 2,800
• Booklet on how to organize a successful screening .....................         800
• Mailing lists for college & universities ....................................      2,000
• Study guide to accompany the film ........................................      1,200
• Shorter version of the film for secondary schools........................      3,200
 Total ..............................................................................   10,000

See Outreach & Distribution Plan for the complete budget. 
 

List of Co-ops Helped by Frontier Co-op Grant

Alberta Cooperative Grocery, Portland, OR
North Country Food Co-op, Plattsburg, NY
Whole Earth Grocery Cooperative, River Falls, WI
Trillium Natural Foods, Mount Horeb, WI
Harmony Food Co-op, Bemidji, MN
Plainfield Co-op, Plainfield, VT
Astoria Co-op Grocery, Astoria, OR
People's Food Co-op, Portland, OR
Natural Abundance Food Co-op, Aberdeen, SD
Phoenix Earth Food Co-op, Toledo, OH
San Juan Food Co-op, Friendly Harbor, WA
 Creative COOP & The Center for Algonquin Culture, Rosendale, NY

DVDs are still available if your co-op qualifies. Please contact us if you are interested. 
 

Coming Soon

Our next newsletter will give a report on the use of Food For Change in a North Carolina high school Environmental Studies course. We're very excited to see Food For Change included in the curriculum and will be discussing other educational uses of the film and hearing reactions from teachers and students.

Cooperative education in schools is our next major goal. To do this we will need co-op members to help us make connections with educators who want to teach about cooperation. With your help 2015 will be the year for cooperative education in schools and communities across the country!


                                              In cooperation,

                       Steve Alves, Producer & Director of Food For Change
                                 
                                Rebecca Rideout, Director of Outreach
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