"40% of food in the United States today goes uneaten. That is more than 20 lbs of food per person every month. Not only does this mean that Americans are throwing out the equivalent of $165 billion each year, but also 25% of all freshwater and huge amounts of unnecessary chemicals, energy, and land." -NRDC (National Defense Resource Council)
#wastedLA is proud to sponsor and feature the screening of a new documentary: Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issude of food 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 each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking.
The screening of Just Eat It will conclude the dinner series here in LA; however, look out for #wastedAmerica as we take this concept across the country hoping to empower other neighboring cities. Currently, we have #wastedSF scheduled for mid August and #wastedPDX in September. To learn more, follow us on social media by searching #wastedLA and/or #wastedSF and @josephmartinus.
Your ticket will include a curated Snack Pack by Chefs Tony Yuan and Loghan Call. Their challenge will be, yet again, to incorporate and highlight edible pre and post-consumer food waste in the form of movie snacks: popcorn, nachos, candy, and beverages. Each guest will receive their Snack Pack containg either popcorn or nachos, a candy, and a beverage.
- Social hour between 7-7:45. Guest speaker from 7:45-8.
- Outdoor film screening will begin promptly at 8PM.
- Movie snacks and chairs will be provided upon entry. Please dress appropriately for the outdoor setting. (Blankets, cushions, and your own chairs are welcome)
- There is ample parking without any restrictions on the streets.