On Friday in Grand Rapids there will be a free screening of the documentary film "Food for Change" created by Steve Alves, it's a history of food coops. Screening is at 6pm at the Free Range Food Coop offices at Old Central School in Grand Rapids.
Food For Change is an 82-minute documentary film focusing on food co-ops as a force for dynamic social and economic change in American culture. This is the first film to examine the important historical role played by food co-ops, their pioneering quest for organic foods, and their current efforts to create regional food systems. Additionally, the film shows how cooperatives today strengthen local economies and build food security. The goal is to educate a wide audience about the principles of cooperation with a focus on healthy food and a healthy economy.