Director Steve Alves describes plan for film’s release. Sharon Murphy, General Manager of Whole Foods Co-op in Duluth, Minnesota, tells why her co-op is motivated to sponsor the film. Allie Menzter, Marketing Manager of the Linden Hills Co-op in Minneapolis, Minnesota, says co-ops need education effort to explain difference between co-ops and big box competitors. Chris Maher, General Manager of the Briar Patch Co-op in Grass Valley, California, explains the need for a movie like Food For Change to explain to members and the general public about the cooperative business model.
Director Steve Alves gives an update on the fundraising status of the film. Two new scenes from the film are released that show the backdrop of co-op expansion in the 1970s and the internal challenges those co-ops faced. Carol Spurling, Marketing Manager of the Moscow Food Co-op in Moscow, Idaho, explains how the power of movies to educate members inspired their co-op to contribute in line with the project’s funding plan. David Lippman, General Manager of the North Coast Co-op in Arcata and Eureka, California, explains the need for a movie that tells the history of food co-ops.
Director Steve Alves explains why film’s historical focus is relevant today. Lindy Bannister, General Manager of the Wedge Co-op in Minneapolis, Minnesota, tells why her co-op is contributing and how the film addresses two of their core principles: education and co-ops helping co-ops. Suzette Snow-Cobb, Co-General Manager of the Franklin Community Co-op in Greenfield, Massachusetts, shares why her co-op initiated the project with a $35,000 investment.
Student intern, Jeremy Goldsher, reports that Director Steve Alves was the guest speaker at the Historic Unitarian Meetinghouse’s “Food, Glorious Food!” event and art exhibition in Bernardston, Massachusetts, where Steve presented scenes from his work-in-progress film, Food For Change.