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Documentary Film 'Food for Change' Set for Screening Oct. 16

October 02, 2018

Food for Change Poster

In recognition of October being National Co-op Month, the documentary film Food for Change will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Boitnott Room at Bridgewater College.

Co-sponsored by Bridgewater College’s Harold H. Hersch Educational Fund and the Friendly City Food Co-op in Harrisonburg, Va., the documentary film is free and open to the public.

Food for Change is an 82-minute film focusing on food co-ops as a force for dynamic social and economic change in American culture. The documentary examines the historical role food co-ops played, the quest for organic foods and current efforts to strengthen local economies and build food security. 

The film features interviews with co-op employees, rare archival footage and narration by the film’s director, Steve Alves, who is also a member of the Franklin Community co-op in Greenfield, Mass. Food for Change also profiles several food co-ops that have revived neighborhoods and entire communities.

Kari Souder, director of marketing and owner services for the Friendly City Food Co-op, will be available for questions regarding Harrisonburg’s food co-op.

Questions? Contact us!

Jessica Luck
Editor & Director of Media Relations
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Mobile: 573-529-3862 jluck@bridgewater.edu

Mary Kay Heatwole
Media Relations Assistant
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Abbie Parkhurst
Associate Vice President for Marketing & Communications/College Spokeswoman
Office: 540-828-5782
Mobile: 540-294-1441
aparkhur@bridgewater.edu