Films That Move

Films That Move

October 10, 2012 09:49 ET

Media Advisory: Toronto Celebrates World Food Day October 16, 2012

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2012) - More than half of Toronto residents live in "Food Deserts," neighbourhoods that do not have access to good quality and affordable food. On World Food Day, October 16, 2012, Toronto's community leaders are coming together at the Daniels Spectrum to celebrate a cross sector approach to achieving a sustainable local food system with good food for all.

Films that Move and Food Forward have partnered with the Centre for Social Innovation to raise awareness and action on the challenges with hunger and the way we grow, buy and learn about the food we eat.

"Many people think of hunger as a problem exclusive to other countries, but as we know, it's everywhere. Right here in Toronto, last year alone, there were a million visits to food banks," says UN World Food Programme National Ambassador Against Hunger George Stroumboulopoulos. "World Food Day helps us recognize the great work currently being done in schools, businesses and communities. It also reminds us that we have a long way to go, and need an integrated approach both locally and globally to address this widespread challenge."

World Food Day Toronto is a free event open to the public. Pay what you can donations will be accepted at the door to support Regent Park food initiatives and a Toronto training program for food entrepreneurs.

What: World Food Day Toronto
When: Tuesday, October 16th 6:00 - 9:30pm. Reception at 5:30pm
Where: Daniels Spectrum, Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre
585 Dundas Street East, East of Parliament Street
Tickets: Free tickets at http://filmsthatmove.org/
Twitter: Hashtag #wfd2012 #foodTO

Speakers will chat briefly about their work, then join workshop sessions where attendees can learn more and share ideas. Speakers include David Reycraft, Regent Park Food Partnership and Dixon Hall; Chef Michael Stadtlander, Eigensinn Farm/Soupstock, Erin Shapero, Local Food Plus; Mark Cutrara, Cowbell; Seana Irvine, Evergreen; Suresh Doss, Food Truck Eats; Nick Saul, The Stop; Laura Rainsborough, Not Far from the Tree; Tzazna Miranda-Leal, Justicia for Migrant Workers.

Films That Move is a free social change film series that brings together people from across the sectors to collaborate in their communities.

Food Forward is a registered non-profit organization in Toronto that provides a people's voice for a better food system.

Contact Information

  • Films That Move
    Celina Agaton
    Founder
    647.299.5444
    filmsthatmove.org@gmail.com
    Twitter: @celinaagaton @filmsthatmove.org hashtag #FilmsTM

    Food Forward
    Darcy Higgins
    Executive Director
    416.459.9975
    darcy@pushfoodforward.com
    Twitter: @durabilite @pushFoodForward hashtag #foodTO