BriarPatch presents a virtual film screening of Wasted! The Story of Food Waste 

BriarPatch presents a virtual film screening of Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

WHO: BriarPatch Food Co-op
WHAT: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
WHEN: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30
WHERE: online
COST: $10
Proceeds benefit Sierra Harvest’s Gleaning Program

As conclusion to a year-long initiative to bring community awareness to the social and environmental impacts of food waste, BriarPatch Food Co-op is bringing back the award-winning documentary film, “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.” This time it’s going virtual.

The event hosted by the community-owned Co-op will take place from 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30. A portion of the online event’s proceeds will benefit Sierra Harvest’s Gleaning Program.

“After a rousing response to our sold-out screening in February at Sierra Cinemas, we thought it would be appropriate to conclude our year-long campaign, Food Too Good to Waste, by bringing back this impactful film. This time we are streaming it, so folks can watch at their leisure during a 24-hour window. The message is an empowering one – we can all make small changes to make a big difference in our world,” said Marketing Manager Rebecca Torpie.

“Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle and eat food. Told through the eyes of culinary heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura and Danny Bowien, audiences observe how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food.

Chefs transform what most people consider scraps into tasty dishes that create a more secure food system. The film shows how everyone can make small changes to solve some of the most challenging social and environmental problems – from world hunger to climate change.

Each year, volunteers from Sierra Harvest’s Gold Country Gleaning Program harvest seasonal produce from local farms and gardens that would otherwise go to waste. The gleaned food is then donated to Interfaith Food Ministry and distributed to more than 8,000 people in need. In 2019, volunteers harvested 21,237 pounds of food that would have otherwise gone to waste.

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