Newsletter #6: December 2011

Co-Producer Rob Hagelstein gives update on ramp-up of production and editing. Marketing Manager Allie Mentzer reports on Food For Change Director Steve Alves’ keynote speech to the Linden Hills Co-op’s annual member meeting. Erbin Crowell, Executive Director of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association, reports on Steve’s presentation of the film at the NFCA member meeting.

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Newsletter #5: June 2011

Director Steve Alves provides update on 38 new co-op contributors. Interview clips released of eminent co-op historian David Thompson. Dave Finet, General Manager of East Lansing Food Co-op, explains why the film needs the support of the food co-op community. John Bryan, Director of Marketing at Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op, says why his co-op is investing in the film and how they plan to use it. Dan Gillotte, General Manager of Wheatsville Food Co-op, tells why his co-op is sponsoring Food For Change in line with the project’s funding plan.

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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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