Food Stamped at NIC Theatre

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World Community kicks off World Food Week with the 60-minute film, Food Stamped, on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the NIC Theatre Courtenay.

An award-winning film (including best documentary at the Lighthouse International Film Festival), Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures they consult with members of U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America’s broken food system.

The film shows how difficult it is to eat a healthy diet on a limited budget even if you are educated, savvy, live near a decent grocery store or farmers’ market, have plenty of time and energy, and are a great cook. This situation has a strong resonance with low income people in Canada who struggle to provide a healthy diet for their families.

“We hope people will give some thought to how low income residents of this ‘land of plenty’ are faring,” says World Community spokesperson Janet Fairbanks. “We must always keep in mind the problems created by economic inequality, and this film should trigger discussion about how to address these issues in the Comox Valley.”

Admission is by donation. FMI: 250-337-5412.

 

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