Free “Just Eat It” Film Event on Food Waste and Food Recovery February 15
January 30, 2018

The City of Novato, in partnership with ExtraFood, Recology, and Sustainable Novato, is hosting a free screening of "Just Eat It," a terrific 75-minute film on food waste and food recovery, on Thursday, February 15 at 6:30.

Just Eat It is a provocative, award-winning film that draws attention to the issue of food waste by following filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant as they dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed out each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 8 people is food-insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.

The event is free, but registration is recommended; register here:

Following the film, ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer will join Novato Unified School District Food & Nutrition Director (and ExtraFood Board member) Miguel Villarreal and Garen Kazanjian of Recology in a panel discussion with Q&A.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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