Newsletter #4: March 2011

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.

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Newsletter #3: December 2010

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.

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Newsletter #2: September 2010

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.

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