On March 31 Food For Change
was shown at a high school in North Carolina
as part of an environmental studies curriculum. The film was introduced by Kaitlin Franklin & Katie Berry of the Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market
, one of the film’s Principal Sponsors. Food For Change
is included in a film series with Food, Inc
and Bag It.
It’s great to have the solution-based inspirational stories of food co-ops in a series that speaks to the environmental concerns facing the next generation.
Food For Change Receives it First Review
To read the review from Video Librarian, a publication for university and college media librarians, click: http://www.videolibrarian.com/othervideo.html#Anchor-37246
. This positive review will help us educate more students about cooperatives, something most college students know little about.
Up & Coming, Up & Running Conference
Outreach Coordinator, Michael Skillicorn, attended the Feb 27-Mar 1 Up & Coming, Up & Running Conference
in Bloomington, Indiana for start-up co-ops where Food For Change
was shown to an enthusiastic audience. 114 people attended the conference. Before showing the film Michael explained how co-ops have used Food For Change
to raise capital and increase membership. He cited his own co-op, the Quabbin Harvest Community Co-op
located in Orange, Massachusetts, where he serves on the BOD, as an example. Quabbin Harvest
opened in October, 2014.
A Treat For You
To celebrate spring, here’s a free link to a film Steve made 16 years ago about the tradition of maple sugaring told through the eyes of children who work with their families to make maple syrup. Please feel free to share it with your friends and families. The link is good for six weeks.
Outreach & Distribution Plan Update
Thanks to a recent $5,000 grant from the CHS Foundation
, we've raised $42,680 toward a $150,00 budget for the Food For Change Outreach & Distribution Plan
: $28,900 in direct contributions to the plan and $13,780 from DVD sales and screenings. To continue to educate more people about the benefits of cooperatives, we need your help. Please read our Outreach & Distribution Plan
and contribute to this important cooperative education campaign. Now is the time for Cooperative Education!
Steve Alves, Producer/Director
Rebecca Rideout, Director of Outreach
Michael Skillicorn, Outreach Coordinator