Co-op hosts Food for Thought

By Alex Madison

PULLMAN – The Moscow Food Co-op will offer the community a chance to think while watching films with the premiere of their monthly Food For Thought Film Series beginning Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

The series runs every month at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre.

“It’s a passionate community,” Cooperative Advancement Manager Tiffany Harms said. “People want to learn more and more and we want to make that education easily accessible to them.”

The film series is a chance for the co-op to give back to the community through educational entertainment, she said. The film series features documentaries and feature films about relevant issues concerning environmental sustainability, new-age agriculture and nutrition.

“It’s more involved than other types of learning,” Harms said. “It’s a cool opportunity for the community to actually watch a movie all together.”

The film “Ingredients” will kick off the series. It is a documentary that focuses on the local food movement and those farmers and chefs who are creating a sustainable food system for future generations.

Harms said the focal point of all the films relate back to the co-op’s mission of ethical and sustainable business practices that support the environment.

“People keep talking after they come to the film series, and that’s want we want,” she said.

The film series will run each month until the spring. The cost to attend is $6 for general admission and $4 for co-op owners and university students with ID.