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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Gabby Byrne, Thurston County Solid Waste, (360) 867-2284 or byrneg@co.thurston.wa.us

JUST EAT IT at the Evergreen Longhouse
Free documentary focuses on an unusual study of food use and waste

Olympia- Hungry for some free entertainment? Interested in food systems? Love documentaries that can make you think AND make you laugh? Come check out the showing of the award-winning documentary, JUST EAT IT at the Evergreen Longhouse on November 20th at 7pm.

We all love food. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant 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 each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.

(From the documentary description) In a nation where one in 10 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. Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe.

Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

Bring a friend, and don't forget to bring some popcorn. Brought to you by Thurston County Solid Waste.

More information on the documentary can be found here http://www.foodwastemovie.com/about/



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3