Films about food…and food issues featured in a new series

ratIf you want to help out Oregon State’s Emergency Food Pantry, as well as celebrate and learn about food,  check out the series of food-oriented feature and documentary films we’ll be screening Nov. 23 through June 3. The series’ focus is health and the sustainability of food systems.

All films are free (except the Dec. 12 screening of “Ingredients”) and open to the public, with donations accepted. Suggested donations include nonperishable food items, personal hygiene items and money.

The OSU Food Group, in partnership with Ten Rivers Food Web, operates the OSU Emergency Food Pantry. The pantry is open to the public, but because of its campus location, targets an under-represented group in the emergency food system: low-income university students. The pantry offers dry, fresh, refrigerated, frozen and boxed/canned items. Rather than simply giving out boxes, the OSU Emergency Food Pantry allows clients to select their own food.

The Food Film Series 2009/10 is sponsored by the OSU Food Group, Horning Endowment in the Humanities, Corvallis Environmental Center, and Ten Rivers Food Web. “Ingredients” is additionally co-sponsored by Slow Food Corvallis and That’s My Farmer.

All films screen at 7 p.m., except “Ingredients,” which shows at 2 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23: “Ratatouille” (2007), OSU Memorial Union Ballroom
Saturday, Dec. 12: “Ingredients” (2009), Peavy Hall room 130, 2 p.m., $10; proceeds benefit Ten Rivers Food Web.
Tuesday, Jan. 19: “We Feed the World” (2005). Memorial Union room 208
Wednesday, Jan. 27: “Food, Inc.” (2008), Memorial Union Ballroom
Monday, Feb. 12: “Eat, Drink, Man Woman” (1994), Memorial Union room 213
Saturday, Feb. 27: “Super Size Me” (2004), Memorial Union Journey Room (Joyce Powell Leadership Center)
Thursday, March 11: “Food Matters” (2008), Memorial Union Journey Room
Thursday, April 15: “Sustainable Table” (2006), Memorial Union Journey Room
Tuesday, May 25: “The Future of Food” (2004), Memorial Union Journey Room
Thursday, June 3: “Big Night” (1996), Memorial Union Journey Room

For more information, call 541-737-3473 or e-mail osufoodgroup@oregonstate.edu

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